Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mediterranean Tick Fever Transmission

Facts about boutonneuse fever:

  • The infection is transmitted by the infected bite of a tick.
  • The bacterial infection is often transmitted from an infected dog or rodent via a tick bite.
  • Symptoms occur about 5-7 days after the tick bite.

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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