Fatalities reported due to spotted Rocky Mountain fever
Two more individuals died recently due to the spotted Rocky Mountain fever, increasing the toll to 17 this year.
State Chief Epidemiologist Nestor Hernandez said one of the victims was a Mexicali male of 39 years of age who resided at Fraccionamiento Hacienda Tecali neighborhood.
The other victim was a 12-year-old girl from Ejido Nuevo Leon rural town.
Hernandez asked residents to go to the doctor as soon as symptoms like fever, headache and muscle pain is felt by patients, especially within the first four days of the tick-borne illness.
Spotted Rocky Mountain fever program coordinator Paola Gomez asked residents to clean their homes before fumigation.
Todos Somos Mexicali director Ramon Gonzalez said the non-profit organization has been working in a project to educate residents regarding home cleaning.