Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Reported throughout the Americas, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most lethal and frequently reported rickettsial illness caused by Rickettsia rickettsii bacterium that spreads to humans by Dermacentor ticks. It is also known as tick typhus, Tobia fever, or Sรฃo Paulo fever. Its symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache, and muscle pain, followed by development of rash.

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