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Heart Mountain, Wyoming
March 22, l$k3
(Tick Paver or Black Fever)
jLs the spring season approaches, the number of inquiries concerning the problems
and prevention of Eocky Mountain spotted fever are increasing from day to day, Br. 0.
33.' Irwin, principal medical officer, revealed.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is endemic in at least 39 f the 48 states of the
United States. In the West most of the cases occur during the spring and early
summer with the greatest number in April and May which is the season of prevalence
for the Eocky Mountain wood tick, according to Dr. E. 'H. Parker, director of the
Eocky Mountain Laboratory, U. S Public Health Service, Hamilton,, Mont.
The Eocky Mountain wood tick (dermacentor andersoni) is generally considered to
he the tick carrying the infection which it can transmit to man. Probably from one
to five percent of the ticks may he infected, the percentage varying with different
districts. The causative agent may either he tranuaitted from one generation of ticks
to another or the tick may "become infected through various wild rodents or smaller
wild animals such as squirrels, rabbits, prairie-dogs, woodchucks, badgers, etc.
The dog tick and possibly ethor related species may also infect man.
The tick which has become infected either from some animal carrying the disease
or through transmission from the female parent may transfer the disease' to man.
The greatest number of cases occurring in man will be found in those groups which
arc engaged in some outdoor occupation, principally agriculture. Porsons in range
country whore shocp are handled aro in the greatest danger of infection. Forest work
ers, picnickors and campers .may also be exposed t the .wood tick.

Controlling measures include first, avoid areas known to be infested with the
.wood tick; second, control and "elimination tf animal hosts upon which the ticks may
Those individuals who'must work in areas infested by ticks should provide them
selves with clothing which will make it difficultfor the ticks to gain access to the
body. For example, high boots of leggings or puttees and socks that aro worn over
tho trousor leg aro all of real valuo.
The Journal of American Medical Association' recently carried an article n ticks
which road in .part:
"Tho ticks, which usually transfer from vegetation to the clothing at a height
of loss than IS inches from the ground, will then crawl up tho outside surface of the
clothing, and most of them can be soen and removed. Those that roach the back of tho
neck, as many do if not discovered, oven if entrance through the clothing has been
made at some lowor point, will usually be felt when thoy touch tho skin or hairs on
tho neck. It is good practico when in. dangerous country to pass the hand over the
back of tho nock occasionally to fool tho ticks.
"Ticks aro far more likely to secure a hold on rough clothing than on clothing
of smooth texture. On the other hand, tho progress of the tick is impeded by the nap
of rough cloth, but fewer ticks" secure a hold if tho cloth is smooth."
tfomon working or walking through infestod areas should wear tho clothes similar
to the onos just described for men.
Men who have boon working in fields should remove 'their clothing as soon as they
get home from work and carefully oxamino tho same using caution that no ticks may
oscapo and .attach themselves to other members of the household. All ticks which aro
discovered should, of course, bo destroyed.
Those familios possessing dogs should look these animals over carefully at every
opportunity and particularly in the dogs' oafs and if ticks aro found, they should bo
removed by the aid of pliers and destroyed and the wound whore tho tick was attached
should be touched b' some antiseptic such as tincture of iodine, tincture of merthio
late, or similar preparation.

If a tiek is found attachod to the back of your nock, remove it immediately be
cause danger of tick bite infection increases with the length of time the tick is
attached to tho body through its mouth parts. Usually removal of the ticks can be
accomplished satisfactorily by gently pulling it off the skin with the fingers.
Mouth parts aro not usually loft in the wound. Some ticks have a longer hypostome
or mouth part than others; however, infection b leaving the mouth part in the tissues
is not as serious as leaving tho tick attached for a long period of time

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Heart Mountain sentinel (Cody, Wyoming), March 22, 1943
Contributor Names
Library of Congress
Place of Publication
Cody, Wyoming
Created / Published
Cody, Wyoming, March 22, 1943
Subject Headings
-  Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)
-  Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Newspapers
-  Japanese Americans--Wyoming--Newspapers
-  Park County (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Cody (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Heart Mountain (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
-  Japanese Americans
-  Wyoming
-  Wyoming--Cody
-  Wyoming--Heart Mountain
-  Wyoming--Park County
-  1942-1945
-  United States--Wyoming--Park--Heart Mountain
-  United States--Wyoming--Park--Cody
-  Weekly
-  Volume 1, no. 1 (October 24, 1942)-vol. IV, no. 31 (July 28, 1945).
-  Editor: Oct. 24, 1942-Oct. 16, 1943, W. Hosakawa.--Oct. 23, 1943-May 5, 1945, H. Imura.
-  Published in Heart Mountain, <1943>-July 1945.
-  Collected in Japanese camp papers.
-  "Internment Camp Newspaper."
-  Has supplements.
-  Also issued on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
-  Also available in digital format on the Library of Congress website.
-  Has supplement listing rules, regulations and procedures of the Relocation Center: Heart Mountain sentinel bulletin.
-  Japanese ed.: Hāto Maunten senchineru.
-  Abstracted in: Virginia journal and Alexandria advertiser [abstracts].
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