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2,346 primary care physicians were surveyed by mail to estimate the number of cases of tick-borne fever diagnosed by them during 1988. The results of the 57% response reveal 344 cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, 90 cases of
Lyme disease and 33 other tick-borne
disease cases acquired in South Carolina. The implications for a greater level of clinical awareness and a search for endemic vectors and animal hosts are emphasized.