Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Vector Insect(s) - American Dog Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Rocky Mountain Wood Tick

Despite its name, this disease is actually most common in the South and South Central U.S. It's caused by bacteria carried by several kinds of ticks. Prompt treatment with antibiotics can greatly reduce the risk of serious complications.

Serious Side Effects

Heart damage, kidney failure, and if not promptly treated with antibiotics, sometimes death.

Symptoms appear

Two to 14 days after a bite.


The antibiotic doxycycline as soon as symptoms appear.