Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis

27 October 2014

Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis

Found in Eastern & Southern US & Gulf Coast

Transmitted by Gulf Coast tick

Symptoms:  Fever, headache, eschar(s), variable rash.  [Eschar is dead tissue that falls off (sheds) from healthy skin.]

Multiple infections may be transmitted from the bite of the same tick.

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