St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Following up on a story KMOX News told you about earlier, we now have a general location for where those two tick-related cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever were contracted in St. Louis County.
The ticks were found in the Central part of St. Louis County between the Manchester and Webster Groves area.
The Missouri Health Department spokeswoman Gena Terlizzi says should serve as a reminder to everyone that are everywhere.
“You can get them when you are in crowded neighborhoods or even when you are in the city at times and whether the ticks are on low bushes, it’s not just something when you are out ion rural areas.” rural areas.”
Terlizzi says if you go thru any area that has bushes, trees or brush, be sure to do a quick body check to make sure you didn’t carry out any ticks with you.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and muscle pain. It can be fatal in rare cases.
The tick season is off to an early start due to the unseasonably warm weather. It runs through September.