Relapsing fever in Mono County, California, USA

At least 3 cases of louse borne relapsing fever have been reported from Mono County. Several additional people with similar symptoms are suspected to be infected. One person was hospitalized.

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Advice For Travellers

This infection usually occurs as an epidemic among persons living in crowded unsanitary conditions. The risk for the general traveller is very low. Personal measures to avoid lice can be found in the Sitata library.