Rock·y Moun·tain spot·ted fe·ver
/ˈräkē ˈmount(ə)n spädəd ˈfēvər/
- 1. a rickettsial disease transmitted by ticks.
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- Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread through the bite on 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.
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an insect borne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. This particular bacterium has been commonly found within two different ticks in the United States: the dog tick in the Eastern region and the rocky mountain wood tick in the Western region, which have been typically known to be most abundant in the spring and early summer periods.
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Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever include headache, fever, chills, aches, pains, and sometimes nausea. These symptoms are usually accompanied by a rash that starts on the wrists and ankles. Early treatment of Rocky Mountain spotted fever with antibiotics can prevent severe illness, a person exhibiting any of these symptoms 2 to 14 days ...
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Allen, "mountain fever" is usually short for the virus disease known as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Humans get infected by the bite of a certain American dog tick and some other ticks. Surprisingly, despite its name, most cases in the US...
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most lethal and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. It has been diagnosed throughout the Americas. Some synonyms for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in other countries...
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Initial symptoms may include: fever nausea vomiting severe headache muscle pain lack of appetite Later signs and symptoms include: petechial rash abdominal pain joint pain diarrhea Also, The signs and symptoms of RMSF may follow within 1 to...
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One can get a tick bite while outdoors, and it usually attaches to the skin as it brushes against plants or grass. Most ticks do not carry disease, and most tick bites are not serious. However, some may carry diseases like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Bites from ticks usually look bright red but are painless.