Spotted fever


Spotted fever is a potentially fatal disease that's usually caused by the bite of a tick infected with rickettsia group bacteria. Rocky Mountain is one type of spotted fever.


Symptoms include fever, headache and muscle aches. A rash may be present, frequently with blackened or crusted skin at the site of a tick bite.


Spotted fever responds well to prompt treatment with antibiotics.

Last Updated Dec 19, 2019

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