Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsioses)

Description

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.

Resources

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