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Relapsing Fever

Relapsing Fever is a tick spread illness that is characterized by relapsing or recurring episodes of fever, accompanied by headache, muscle and joint aches, and nausea. Most cases occur in summer months and are associated in the more mountainous regions of the Western United States.

Following practices to limit tick bites and avoiding any rodent-infested buildings are the most immediate forms of protection from relapsing fever.


Utah Department of Health
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