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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

relapsing fever
One type of Borreliosis, caused by various species of Borrelia spirochaetes carried by several species of tick. Related to Lyme disease, but less chronic and milder. An occupational disease of some cavers in Texas who come in contact with the soft tick Ornithodoros turicatae, which carries Borrelia turicatae and may live in cave entrances [23].