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Mediterranean Tick Fever Incidence

Facts about boutonneuse fever:

  • This disease is very rare in the United States.
  • No more than 50 cases have been reported each year, and most of these were acquired in other countries.

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Mediterranean Tick Fever References
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