BULLIS FEVER DISEASE
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This disease was discovered in Texas in 1943 when over 485 cases were isolated from soldiers at Camp Bullis (Matheson 1950). The tick, Amblyomma americanum, was the incriminate vector because all cases had sustained numerous bites from this tick. Also, a virus was isolated from the tick, Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris, found on rabbits, but no conclusions were made if this was the definite causative agent.
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