Learning Outcomes for Study Session 36

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

36.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 36.1 and 36.3)

36.2  Describe the vector and the modes of transmission of relapsing fever and typhus, and the conditions in which epidemics are most likely to occur. (SAQs 36.1 and 36.3)

36.3  Describe the symptoms of relapsing fever and typhus, and the actions you should take if you identify a suspected case. (SAQs 36.3 and 36.4)

36.4  Explain how you would apply effective methods to prevent and control relapsing fever and typhus. (SAQs 36.2, 36.3 and 36.4)

Study Session 36  Louse-Borne Diseases: Relapsing Fever and Typhus

36.1  The human body louse