Spotted fever group rickettsiosis (SFGR) is a rare illness in Wisconsin. It’s caused by one of the Rickettsia bacteria in the spotted fever group. The most serious SFGR is Rocky Mountain spotted fever
SFGR spreads by the bite of an infected tick. Not all tick bites will make you sick, but it’s important to protect yourself and your family while enjoying time outdoors.
SFGR is preventable and treatable. Learn more about Tick Bite Prevention.
Learn more about SFGR, including signs and symptoms, treatment, and resources.
Map and charts with SFGR data.
Local or tribal health departments and health care providers can learn about disease reporting, testing, treatment, and more.
Tips to prevent tick bites.
Questions about illnesses spread by ticks? We’re here to help.
Bureau of Communicable Diseases