N.C. confirms Rocky Mountain spotted fever death in child

07/12/2013 | Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)

A 6-year-old North Carolina girl died last month after suffering Rocky Mountain spotted fever, marking the first death from the tick-borne disease in the state since 2009, according to public health officials. Dog ticks can transmit the bacteria responsible for the disease, and symptoms in humans include fever, rash, muscle pain and headaches.

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