Where Are the Ticks? Solving the Mystery of a Tickborne Relapsing Fever Outbreak at a Youth Camp

Marlene Gaither, Mare Schumacher, Nathan Nieto, Jennifer Corrigan, Hugh Murray, Matt Maurer

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Abstract

During the summer of 2014 an outbreak of tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) occurred in a group of high school students and staff at a youth camp, which was reported to Coconino County Public Health Services District. Six confirmed and five probable cases of TBRF occurred. During the environmental investigation two rodents tested positive for TBRF, but the vector, soft ticks, could not be found in their "normal" habitat. Ticks were finally located in areas not typical for soft ticks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Environmental Health
Volume78
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Gaither, M., Schumacher, M., Nieto, N., Corrigan, J., Murray, H., & Maurer, M. (2016). Where Are the Ticks? Solving the Mystery of a Tickborne Relapsing Fever Outbreak at a Youth Camp. Journal of Environmental Health, 78(8), 8-11.

Where Are the Ticks? Solving the Mystery of a Tickborne Relapsing Fever Outbreak at a Youth Camp. / Gaither, Marlene; Schumacher, Mare; Nieto, Nathan; Corrigan, Jennifer; Murray, Hugh; Maurer, Matt.

In: Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 78, No. 8, 01.04.2016, p. 8-11.

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Gaither, M, Schumacher, M, Nieto, N, Corrigan, J, Murray, H & Maurer, M 2016, 'Where Are the Ticks? Solving the Mystery of a Tickborne Relapsing Fever Outbreak at a Youth Camp', Journal of Environmental Health, vol. 78, no. 8, pp. 8-11.
Gaither, Marlene ; Schumacher, Mare ; Nieto, Nathan ; Corrigan, Jennifer ; Murray, Hugh ; Maurer, Matt. / Where Are the Ticks? Solving the Mystery of a Tickborne Relapsing Fever Outbreak at a Youth Camp. In: Journal of Environmental Health. 2016 ; Vol. 78, No. 8. pp. 8-11.
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