WANTED: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FEVER

Bacteria

Where to find it

Rocky Mountain Fever is found in the bacteria group known as Rickettsia

Description

Size- 0.3-0.5

shape- Short Rods/Ovals


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Name

Common name-Rickettsia rickettsii


Scientific name- RMSF


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M.O

Contracted from the bite of an infected tick



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Most Common Victims

The most common victims are humans and its usually in the summer time



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Hideout of Culprit

usually hides out in ticks but also found in the Rickettsia bacteria



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Most common injuries

may cause pain in the abdominal area, joints, and muscles. Can cause nausea or vomiting also can have red spots or rashes on body


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Armed And Dangerous?

yes, 9 out of 10 because if not treated right away could be deadly



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Number of Victims

there are about 3,000 cases a year and the morality rate is 30%



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Most Effective weapon

The most effective weapon against rocky mountain spotted fever is antibiotics



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Reward

The reward for who turns in or kills this fever gets 1,000,000 dollars