Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

RMSF

LOCATION

Despite the name 60% of the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases have been reported in the states of North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri.
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is an infectious disease caused by an infected tick biting a human. The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is caused by a pathogen that is carried by the tick.
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SYMPTOMS

Some symptoms of RMSF is headaches, fever, felling weak, and some times a very large rash.The RMSF effects an infected person's blood stream, which sometimes leads to permanent damage to the patient.
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TREATMENT

In treating Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever doctors use doxycycline to treat suspected RMSF, the use in other antibiotics increases patient death.