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What is Mountain tick fever?

What is Mountain tick fever?

  • Mountain tick 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 tick fever: Introduction

Types of Mountain tick fever:

Broader types of Mountain tick fever:

How serious is Mountain tick fever?

Prognosis of Mountain tick 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 tick fever: see complications of Mountain tick fever

What causes Mountain tick fever?

Causes of Mountain tick fever: see causes of Mountain tick fever

What are the symptoms of Mountain tick fever?

Symptoms of Mountain tick fever: see symptoms of Mountain tick fever

Complications of Mountain tick fever: see complications of Mountain tick fever

Can anyone else get Mountain tick fever?

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

Mountain tick fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mountain tick fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mountain tick fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mountain tick fever: see treatments for Mountain tick fever

Name of Mountain tick fever

Main name of condition: Mountain tick fever

 

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