Relapsing Fever

Relapsing Fever

Description

Borrelia spirochete bacteria found in ticks in log cabins and houses containing rodent nests
Location

Mountainous regions of the western United States and British Columbia
Cause

A fever that recurs over and over again from getting bitten by an infected tick
Symptoms

Recurring fever, muscle and joint aches, nausea
Treatment

Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention

Inspect cabins for rodents and nests
Treat cabins with insecticides or fumigate to kill any ticks
Other Facts

This type of tick is active at night
The tick bite is painless so it may go unnoticed