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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

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