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A spotted fever
is a type of tick-borne disease
Tick-borne diseases are diseases or illnesses transmitted by ticks. As the incidence of tick-borne illnesses increases and the geographic areas in which they are found expand, it becomes increasingly important that health professionals be able to distinguish the diverse, and often overlapping,...
which presents on the skin.
- Mediterranean spotted fever
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most lethal and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. It has been diagnosed throughout the Americas. Some synonyms for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in other countries include “tick typhus,” “Tobia fever” , “São Paulo fever” or “febre...
- Queensland tick typhus
Queensland tick typhus is a condition caused by a bacterium Rickettsia australis.It is transmitted by Ixodes holocyclus and Ixodes tasmani.- See also :* Typhus...