INTRODUCTION: Due to the increasing number of refugees from East Africa, louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) has become an emergent disease in Europe. No single case of LBRF has been reported in Europe in refugees from other parts of Africa. CASE REPORT: We report a case of LBRF in a refugee from Mali, likely acquired in Libya, where several migration routes into Europe meet. The disease must be considered in any febrile refugee regardless the country of origin.

Louse-borne relapsing fever in a refugee from Mali

GRECCHI, CECILIA;ZANOTTI, PAOLA;CHIARI, ERIKA;TOMASONI, LINA RACHELE;GULLETTA, MAURIZIO;CALIGARIS, Silvio;MATTEELLI, Alberto;CASTELLI, Francesco
2017-01-01

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INTRODUCTION: Due to the increasing number of refugees from East Africa, louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) has become an emergent disease in Europe. No single case of LBRF has been reported in Europe in refugees from other parts of Africa. CASE REPORT: We report a case of LBRF in a refugee from Mali, likely acquired in Libya, where several migration routes into Europe meet. The disease must be considered in any febrile refugee regardless the country of origin.
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