According to the MDHHS, the fever was spotted in a child in Cass County, which is in southwest Michigan.

This nasty tick-borne illness causes fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and muscle pain. A rash may also form a few days later. Rocky Mountain fever can be deadly if it isn't treated promptly and correctly.

According to Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of the MDHHS, the best way to protect yourself against Rocky Mountain spotted fever is to prevent tick bites, Let your doctor know right away if you develop signs of illness such as fever, rash, or body aches in the days after a tick bite or potential exposure. Early detection and treatment are essential to preventing serious health complications.

Apparently the disease is really hard to diagnose because it mimics other common diseases.


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