A 21-year-old member asked:
If untreated what is the death rate of rocky mountain fever?
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
25% to 30%: Rocky mountain spotted fever is an infection transmitted by ticks. Before the use of antibiotic therapy, the death rate was about 25% to 30%. Nowadays, with treatment, the death rate is about 4%. Despite the disease being first recognized and described in the rocky mountain region, 95% of U.S. Cases are in the eastern U.S. (>50% of cases are in the southern coastal atlantic states).
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General Practice 19 years experience
Difficult to know: It is difficult to know because if you know someone is infected, they are treated.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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