Living with Rickettsiosis

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In case of fever (of over 38°C) following travel to a tropical zone, you are recommended to urgently seek a health centre where you can be diagnosed and given suitable treatment.   

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Stay well hydrated.  

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Take paracetamol to lower the fever.   

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Do not take aspirin and, as far as is possible, avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen).   


If you find a tick attached to your skin following exposure to risk, it should be removed with tweezers. Pull it perpendicularly from close to the skin to prevent the transmission of bacteria. 

The donations that can be done through this webpage are exclusively for the benefit of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona through Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica and not for BBVA Foundation, entity that collaborates with the project of PortalClínic.


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