Mountain tick fever
Mountain tick fever: Introduction
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.
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Symptoms of Mountain tick fever
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Treatments for Mountain tick fever
- There is no specific treatment for the disease but painkillers and analgesics may be needed for the pain and fever symptoms. The tick should also be removed completely as soon as possible. One method of removing the tick safely involves applying Vaseline over the top to cut off the air supply. This causes the tick to back out of the skin at which point it can be carefully removed. Squeezing or traumatizing the tick can increase the likelihood of disease transmission
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Mountain tick fever: Complications
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Causes of Mountain tick fever
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Misdiagnosis and Mountain tick fever
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
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Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis,
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Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been
immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
off after about 15 years.
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Prognosis for Mountain tick fever
Prognosis for 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.
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