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 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