Tick-Borne Diseases

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (also known as tick fever, spotted fever, or tick typhus) can lead to life-threatening complications.

Symptoms
Symptoms usually start within seven days of a bite and include sudden fever, severe headache, muscle and joint aches, distinct rash, nausea, and vomiting. A Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever-induced rash appears as tiny, flat, purple or red spots that usually start on and spread from the infected person's feet and hands.

Additional Information
For more information about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Lyme Disease

The symptoms of Lyme Disease are:
  • Fatigue, headache, stiff neck, fever, muscle or joint pain, and swelling
  • Possible development of bullseye rash 
Treatment
Usually, Lyme Disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics.

Complications
Lyme Disease can cause heart, nervous system, joint, and skin problems within weeks, months, or even years later. Lyme Disease is difficult to diagnose.

Additional Information