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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a potentially fatal tick-borne illness. Species of ticks that can be vectors of this disease include the American dog tick, the brown dog tick, the lone star tick, and the Rocky Mountain wood tick. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists the side effects of Rocky Mountain spotted fever as follows:

  • fever
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting
  • muscle pain
  • skin rash (often times absent the first few days of infection)

To reduce the risk of contracting this serious disease, please see our tick prevention tips.

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