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    Oct 15, 2013, 02:31 PM
    Can you catch rocky mountain spotted fever from a diagnosed dog
    I work at an animal shelter. One of our dogs was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Can I catch it from the dog if I was the one handling it the most?
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    Oct 15, 2013, 02:40 PM
    If you were bitten by a tick, then you would contract rocky mountain spotted fever. I don't really think you can get it from the dog that was bitten by ticks.

    I would send you the link for this, but I cant, so suggest you Google 'rocky mountain spotted fever' and read up on it. Nothing states you can get it from an infected animal. You have to be bitten by a tick.

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