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The Rocky Mountain wood tick, American dog tick and brown dog tick are primarily found in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and these are the species that most frequently spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a bacterial disease than can be potentially fatal. Symptoms include nausea, headache, fever, rash, vomiting, muscle and stomach pain and lack of appetite. It can be treated with antibiotics.