Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States, and has been diagnosed throughout the Americas. Some synonyms for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in other countries include "tick typhus", "Tobia fever" (Columbia), "São Paulo fever" and "fiebre maculosa" (Brazil), and "fiebre manchada" (Mexico). The disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a species of bacteria that is spread to humans by hard ticks (Ixodidae). ...

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever include: High fever — body temperature of 101 F (38.3 C) or greater Chills Severe headache Widespread aches and pains Restlessness Nausea a...
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Causes
... The cause of Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the organism Rickettsia rickettsii. This bacterium most often is spread to humans by tick bites. Ticks can attach themselves to your skin and feed on your ...
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Prevention

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Prevention
... You can decrease your chances of contracting Rocky Mountain spotted fever by taking some simple precautions: Wear long pants and sleeves. When walking in wooded or grassy areas, wear shoes, long pants...
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Treatment

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Complications
... If detected in its early stages, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be treated with medication. If left untreated, the infection can spread from the site of the bite via your bloodstream, potentially ca...
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Treatment
... Treatment for Rocky Mountain spotted fever involves careful removal of the tick from your skin and antibiotic medication, such as doxycycline or tetracycline, to eliminate the infection. Prompt treatm...
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Other

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Overview
... Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a potentially serious bacterial infection transmitted to humans by tick bites. The illness is named after the Rocky Mountain region where the disease was first identifi...
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