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Can you give me the rocky mountain spotted fever facts?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not entirely

Rmsf is caused by an organism called rickettsia rickettsiae and transmitted to humans by tick bite (several different ticks).
It is most common in the southeastern usa and presents with rash on the extremities gradually progressing centrally, accompanied by fever, malaise, headaches, muscle aches. Easily treated with antibiotics when suspected.

In brief: Not entirely

Rmsf is caused by an organism called rickettsia rickettsiae and transmitted to humans by tick bite (several different ticks).
It is most common in the southeastern usa and presents with rash on the extremities gradually progressing centrally, accompanied by fever, malaise, headaches, muscle aches. Easily treated with antibiotics when suspected.
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