Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Ticks are becoming more abundant in the St. Louis area.
Ticks can transmit anaplasmosis, a bacterial infection with symptoms similar to the flu.
The ticks were found in the Central part of St. Louis County between the Manchester and Webster Groves area.
The Saint Louis County Health Department has no record of two cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. However, Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services does.