Rocky Mountain spotted fever - outbreak in Gila County, Arizona, USA

Gila County health officials have reported an outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, with 8 cases already registered.

This disease is spread primarily by the common brown dog tick that may attach to people. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to this infection by taking all necessary precautions to avoid contact with ticks.

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

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