Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsioses)


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread through the bite of an infected tick. Most people who get sick with RMSF will have a fever, headache, and rash. RMSF can be deadly if not treated early with the right antibiotic.


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases

  • Introduction; Organism; Natural History; Epidemiology; Signs and Symptoms; Laboratory Detection; Treatment 

Mailing Address

Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology Section
Mail Code: 3082
P.O. Box 149347
Austin , TX 78714-9347
United States

Physical Address

Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology Section
Moreton Building, Suite M-631
1100 West 49th Street
Austin , TX 78756-3199
United States