South African Tick-Bite Fever
South African tick-bite fever is a disease passed to humans by ticks that are infected with an organism called Rickettsia africae. These ticks, known as buffalo ticks, usually live on cattle in southern Africa.
Symptoms usually begin within 8 days after the tick bite and may last for 1 to 15 days. Symptoms may include:
Unlike some tick-borne diseases, South African tick-bite fever does not cause a rash.
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.