In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. A binational team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, has conducted the first comprehensive study to examine risk factors for the disease in Mexicali. Researchers examined dogs, ticks, and surveyed households in 200 neighborhoods.
- American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Baja California