Tick-bite fever


Occurs in South Africa, Zimbabwe and east Africa. The rickettsia is conveyed by a number of ticks which are carried to humans by dogs and cattle. The initial infection takes place through a bite in the skin or through the conjunctiva. Manifestation of the disease is similar to that of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but usually runs a much milder course, and unlikely to be fatal if treated with antibiotics.

Treating fever
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST