Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - more than 100 cases reported in Tennessee, USA

Health officials in the Upper Cumberland Region have reported 18 cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever so far in 2012. More than 100 cases have occurred across the state.

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to Rock Mountain Spotted Fever by avoiding tick habitats such as woods, fields and forests where possible. Daily tick checks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

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