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      • 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, and muscle aches. RMSF is considered the most serious tick-borne illness in the United States.
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  2. Rocky Mountain spotted fever - Wikipedia

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    Rocky Mountain spotted fever ( RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread by ticks. It typically begins with a fever and headache, which is followed a few days later with the development of a rash. The rash is generally made up of small spots of bleeding and starts on the wrists and ankles.

    • 2 to 14 days after infection
    • Early: Fever, headache, Later: Rash
  3. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread through the bite of an infected tick. Most people who get sick with RMSF will have a fever, headache, and rash. RMSF can be deadly if not treated early with the right antibiotic.

  4. Rocky Mountain spotted fever - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

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    Oct 20, 2017 · Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. Without prompt treatment, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause serious damage to internal organs, such as your kidneys and heart.

  5. Late stage rash in a patient with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Rash is a common sign in people who are sick with RMSF. Rash usually develops 2-4 days after fever begins. The look of the rash can vary widely over the course of illness.

  6. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Symptoms and Signs: Causes

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    Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is an illness caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii that is transmitted to humans by an infected tick bite. RMSF is the most common fatal tickborne disease in the U.S.

  7. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: RMSF Effects & Transmission Facts

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    Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. This illness, which is found in North, Central, and South America, is transmitted via the bite of an infected tick.

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  8. How to Treat Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

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    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a serious disease that can affect dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Spread through tick bites, this infection causes a variety of symptoms in dogs and is seen all over the country.

  9. Rocky Mountain spotted fever - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo ...

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    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.

  10. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Pictures and Long-Term Effects

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    Apr 13, 2017 · 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, and muscle aches. RMSF is considered the most serious tick-borne illness in the United States.

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    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and is transmitted by a number of different ticks. Despite its geographical title, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is present in many locations throughout the United States and the entire Western Hemisphere.