Bartonella quintana infection/ trench fever

Bartonella quintana infection (historically called ‘trench fever’) is a vector-borne disease primarily transmitted by the human body louse. It has been recognised as a re-emerging pathogen among impoverished and homeless populations — so-called ‘urban trench fever’. 

Related diseases

Disease / public health area

Epidemic louse-borne typhus

Disease / public health area

Louse-borne relapsing fever

Disease networks

Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network (EVD-LabNet)

European network for medical and veterinary entomology (VectorNet)