Jan 01, 2000 · Introduction. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. 1, 2 Rocky Mountain spotted fever has long been considered one of the most severe tick-borne rickettsial infections, with pre-antibiotic case-fatality rates reported as high as 65–80% in some case series 1 – 4;contemporary estimates from 1981 to 1998 placed ...
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As the population expanded westward, many early settlers in the Montana foothills of the rugged Bitteroot Range of the Rocky Mountains were plagued with a disease known as "black measles," or "spotted fever," now known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In 1902, the U.S. Public Health Service sent out a research team to find the cause.
MOUNTAIN FEVER IN THE 1847 MORMON PIONEER COMPANIES Jay A. Aldous The cause of mountain fever has been debated for years, but this query has additional interest because of the sesquicentennial year of the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. Indeed, one may ask what effect this disease had on the 1847 Mormon pioneer companies.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a big part of the 1947 Republic Pictures movie "Driftwood", starring Walter Brennan, James Bell, Dean Jagger, Natalie Wood, and Hobart Cavanaugh. In December 2013, hockey player Shane Doan was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and returned to play in January 2014.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial infection spread by a bite from an infected tick. It causes vomiting, a sudden high fever around 102 or 103°F, headache, abdominal pain, rash ...
Three interesting reads on the story of early spotted fever research and the origins of the Rocky Mountain Laboratories are: Fighting Spotted Fever In the Rockies by Ester Gaskins Price, Naegele Printing Company, 1947; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever , History of a Twentieth-Century Disease by Victoria A. Harden, John Hopkins University Press,
Oct 20, 2017 · Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be difficult to diagnose because the early signs and symptoms are similar to those caused by many other diseases. Laboratory tests can check a blood sample, rash specimen or the tick itself for evidence of the organism that causes the infection.
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