Tick warning over relapsing fever in USA’s west coast

Tourists staying in cabins in California’s El Dorado County (Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada) are asked to be alert for the presence of rodents after two cases of tick-borne relapsing fever were detected recently. A local news source advised that the bacterial infection is carried by ticks that commonly live in rodents’ nests and ‘can cause recurring bouts of fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and nausea’. Read more

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