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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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NC Child Died Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal health officials are confirming that Rocky Mountain spotted fever caused the death of a Buncombe County child last month. Officials with the state Department of Health and Human Services said […]

CBS Charlotte–07/12/2013

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New Species Of Ticks Spreading Disease Across Southeast

In the trees and grasses of the South, there are a growing number of unwanted visitors that at best are an itchy nuisance and at worst can carry debilitating diseases: Ticks.