Rocky mountain spotted fever - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Rocky mountain spotted fever

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Aisha Aslam is treating a scary sounding illness, rocky mountain spotted fever.

The fever is passed through ticks. Do everything you can to avoid them.

Treatment involves careful removal of the tick from the skin and medicines like doxycyclin or tetracyclin are frequently used for treatment.                             

If you encounter symptoms like chills, fever, severe headache or muscle pain, call your doctor.

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