relapsing fever definition by Webster's New World
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any of various acute infectious diseases caused by certain spirochetes (genus Borrelia) transmitted by ticks or lice, and characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and chills
relapsing fever definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of several infectious diseases characterized by chills and fever and caused by spirochetes transmitted by lice and ticks. Also called recurrent fever.
relapsing fever - Medical Definition
An acute infectious disease caused by a strain of Borrelia transmitted by lice or ticks and marked by recurring febrile attacks lasting about six days and separated from one other by apyretic intervals of about the same length. Also called recurrent fever.