This Mother Is Creating Awareness among Parents about Her Toddler’s Near Fatal Infection After A Tick Bite
9The latest update
On June 5th, Kayla was happy to update that Jackson was fever free and the hospital will to move him into patient therapy tomorrow June 6th. This was a hopeful and positive development which means Jackson is well on his way to recovery. Kayla says they are a blessed family and also wants to spread awareness about the disease.
“We were never that family that would use bug spray, but you should always be using it and protecting yourself against what could happen because one little tick could completely change your life,” she said.
10There is no vaccine against RMSF
Currently in the US there are no vaccines for protection against RMSF and the only recommendation by the CDC (Center for disease control and prevention) is to use environmental protection agency registered insect repellents. Clothes and outdoor gear should also be treated with permethrin which is a kind of insecticide.
11One heartbreaking fatality two years ago
While the fatality rate isn’t very high for RMSF, still it is a tragedy even for the low figures of people who have succumbed to it. Just Two years ago, one little girl Kenley lost her life to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Kayla has requested all of her followers to pray for the little girl and her mother Kayla Conn who was thankful for mentioning her baby girl in the Facebook post.
12Where you can find ticks
Ticks usually frequent wooded and grassy areas. This is why parents should be careful about letting their kids play in such areas. If at all they do, then always check the body for ticks before coming indoors and if any are found, they should be removed immediately. A tick with the bacteria will means that a person is at high risk of contracting RMSF within 20 hours.
It is best to seek medical help immediately after a tick bite and be observant of unusual symptoms of signs that could mean RMSF.