WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Authorities of the state of Durango, have just confirmed the descent of three people, due to the bite of ticks; but, what is it that transmits this insect?

Rickettsia is a disease caused by a microorganism that shares characteristics of both bacteria and viruses. They usually live in parasites, ticks, fleas and lice and are transmitted to humans through the bites of these insects and can be transmitted by pets (dogs and cats).

According to the Ministry of Health, this disease is not transmitted directly from person to person.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Rickettsia causes fever, headache, chills, muscle pain, mild bleeding from gums or elsewhere and a rash that can be identified as red spots.

In many cases, this disease is not diagnosed until after a few days, so it is important to follow the instructions of a doctor.

 

HOW TO PREVENT THE DISEASE?


 

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after touching pets.
  2. Bathe and change clothes daily.
  3. Do not share personal items such as hats, clothing, combs, pillows, hair ornaments or clothing.
  4. Try to keep the hair collected or braided.
  5. Wear light-colored clothing and preferably cover the arms and legs.
  6. Apply repellent to the bare areas of the skin.

CARE AT HOME:

 

  1. Keep the house clean and ventilated.
  2. Change and regularly wash the sheets, bedspreads, covers and blankets of the beds and everything that is in contact with your pets.
  3. Keep pets in the yard, vaccinate them and bathe them with flea soap.
  4. Sweep and weed the yard.
  5. Clean the excrement of pets (deposit it in bags in the trash).


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