The Centers for Disease Control is warning people about tick borne illnesses. 

They increase in the summer months because of rising insect populations and more people outside.

One tick borne illness is Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

These are the symptoms you should look for. Fever and chills, aches, pains, fatigue and sometimes joint pain.

A rash sometimes in unusual shapes like a Bull's Eye. 

A Rhea County man says he nearly died from symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.