Colorado tick fever is an acute viral infection transmitted by the bite of the wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni. The cause of Colorado tick fever is infection with the causative agent that is transmitted by a tick bite. This agent is a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Coltivirus in the family Reoviridae.
Disease Statistics in France: Rarely CTF has its effects in France, as for different geographic conditions with only 15% are affected, with only 56 Death cases.
Patients diagnosed with Colorado tick fever should continue antipyretic therapy. They should be instructed to follow up with a primary care physician and to refrain from donating blood for at least 6 months after infection.
There is no treatment for CTF infection, only supportive therapy. Study reveals mysterious pathogen in higher concentrations than thought in trailside ticks in the San Francisco Bay Area.