Rocky Mountain spotted fever outbreaks reported in 3 states in USA

Single cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever have been reported in McHenry County, Illinois, Madison County, Arkansas, and Wichita, Kansas.

Summertime invites outdoor activities and possible contact with ticks that carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to Rock Mountain Spotted Fever by avoiding tick habitats such as woods, fields and forests whenever possible. Daily tick checks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection. If symptoms develop, seek prompt medical care and inform the physician about your outdoors activities.

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