Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
By: Isabel Smith
RMSF was first founded in the 1920's. There were about 2 cases per 1 million people in 2000 and eight years later there were 2500. This disease has grown very much, because in 2010 there was about 6 cases per 1 million people. We really hope that we can come to a conclusion on how to solve and eliminate this disease.
The first completed lab of RMSF was done in 1928, about 8 years later than the first reported case. The first case, however, was founded by the man of the name, Dr. Howard Ricketts. When they first found this disease it was found at the Bitterroot River. The people who were the first to get their hands on the case, thought it was measles because of the rash you get 5 days after the bite.
RSMF is found in a lot of different places throughout he world. The main areas you will find this disease are South and Central America. You may also find it in Canada, and Mexico. Be sure to make you sure that you are wearing lots of bug spray if you are going hiking in these areas.
RMSF is back in Arizona!
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