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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be Deadly

RMSF is spread by the bite of an infected tick.

RMSF symptoms include a fever with

  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Rash (may occur later in illness)

See your healthcare provider immediately if you develop a fever

  • after being bitten by a tick
  • after spending time in areas with ticks

Remember, you may not know you have been bitten by a tick.

Doxycycline saves lives!

  • Best treatment for suspected RMSF in children and adults
  • Treatment needed early when RMSF is suspected
  • Does NOT cause tooth staining in children when used to treat RMSF

Prevent tick bites

  • Check for ticks on people and pets daily
  • Wear insect repellant
  • Treat pets for ticks