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Colorado Tick Fever

Description Coltivirus from ticks in spring and early summer
Location Mountains or highlands regions of western states and western Canada that contain rocky surfaces with moderate shrub cover and scattered pines
Cause Acute and benign disease from getting bitten by a tick
Symptoms High fever, headache, muscle aches, lethargy
Treatment Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer
Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves
Other Facts 150–200 cases reported each year
1438 cases reported between 1980–88, 63% in Colorado
Also transmitted to chipmunks, ground squirrels and deer mice


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