Disease / public health area
Louse-borne relapsing fever
Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the body louse Pediculus humanus humanus. The disease can be severe. Currently the disease is primarily found in north-eastern Africa.
Lice (Phthiraptera) - Factsheet for health professionals
Lice (Phthiraptera) are a very diverse group of insects, exclusively adapted to parasitism. Several thousand species have been described to date.
Facts about Bartonella quintana infection (‘trench fever’)
Information on Bartonella quintana infection, how it is transmitted, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.