Colorado tick fever (CTF) is caused by a virus. It’s transmitted by the bite of the Rocky Mountain wood tick Dermacentor andersoni. This sickness is most common between March and September. The majority of occurrences happen from April to June. Colorado tick fever (CTF) is most common at altitudes over 1,219 meters. Tick bites or blood transfusions spread the CTF virus on extremely rare occasions.
Furthermore, fatalities and other significant consequences from Colorado tick fever (CTF) are uncommon. Several fatalities have been recorded in the past, with the majority of them involving youngsters. Despite the low number of deaths, approximately 30% of persons infected with the CTF virus need hospitalization.