Tetracycline or erythromycin is most effective for treatment of relapsing fever. Doxycycline is usually recommended for chil-dren and pregnant women.
Prevention and Control
Prevention of louse infiltration and the use of insecticide are the measures that prevent louse-borne relapsing fever. Prevention of tick-borne relapsing fever consists of wearing protective clothings, use of insect repellants, and avoidance of ticks and their natural habitat. No vaccine is available for relapsing fever.