Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in the White Mountains, Arizona, USA, 2013–2018
Neema Mafi, Hayley D. Yaglom, Craig Levy, Anissa Taylor, Catherine O’Grady, Heather Venkat, Kenneth K. Komatsu, Brentin Roller, Maria T. Seville, Shimon Kusne, John Leander Po, Shannon Thorn, and Neil M. Ampel
Author affiliations: Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (N. Mafi, M.T. Seville, S. Kusne, N.M. Ampel); Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix (H.D. Yaglom, H. Venkat, K.K. Komatsu); Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Phoenix (C. Levy); Pima County Health Department, Tucson, Arizona, USA (A. Taylor, C. O’Grady); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (H. Venkat); University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson (B. Roller, J.L. Po, N.M. Ampel); Northwest Hospital, Tucson (S. Thorn)
Figure 1. Wright stain of peripheral blood demonstrating extracellular spirochetes (arrows) confirming tick-borne relapsing fever in a 64-year-old woman, Tucson, Arizona, USA, October 2016.
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