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What is Mountain fever?

What is Mountain fever?

  • 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.
  • Mountain fever: caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Mountain fever: Introduction

Types of Mountain fever:

Broader types of Mountain fever:

How serious is Mountain fever?

Prognosis of 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 Mountain fever: see complications of Mountain fever

What causes Mountain fever?

Causes of Mountain fever: see causes of Mountain fever

What are the symptoms of Mountain fever?

Symptoms of Mountain fever: see symptoms of Mountain fever

Complications of Mountain fever: see complications of Mountain fever

Can anyone else get Mountain fever?

More information: see contagiousness of Mountain fever
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mountain fever

Mountain fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mountain fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mountain fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mountain fever: see treatments for Mountain fever

Name and Aliases of Mountain fever

Main name of condition: Mountain fever

Other names or spellings for Mountain fever:

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tick fever
Source - WordNet 2.1

 

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