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What is American mountain fever?

What is American mountain fever?

  • American mountain fever: A viral disease transmitted through the bite of ticks (Rocky Mountain wood tick and American dog tick) who are infected with the virus. Because the virus infects blood cells including erythrocytes, transmission can also occur through transfusion with infected blood but this is uncommon. Infection is most common in Canada and parts of western US. The incubation period usually lasts between 3 and 6 days but can be as long as a few weeks. The virus tends to cause to periods of fever each lasting for a few days.

American mountain fever: Introduction

Types of American mountain fever:

Broader types of American mountain fever:

How serious is American mountain fever?

Prognosis of American mountain fever: The virus can cause quite a severe illness especially in children but serious complications are rare. Most people have a relatively mild illness and recovery occurs spontaneously.
Complications of American mountain fever: see complications of American mountain fever

What causes American mountain fever?

Causes of American mountain fever: see causes of American mountain fever

What are the symptoms of American mountain fever?

Symptoms of American mountain fever: see symptoms of American mountain fever

Complications of American mountain fever: see complications of American mountain fever

Can anyone else get American mountain fever?

More information: see contagiousness of American mountain fever
Inheritance: see inheritance of American mountain fever

American mountain fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for American mountain fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and American mountain fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for American mountain fever: see treatments for American mountain fever

Name of American mountain fever

Main name of condition: American mountain fever

 

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