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If untreated what is the death rate of rocky mountain fever?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice

In brief: Difficult to know

It is difficult to know because if you know someone is infected, they are treated.

In brief: Difficult to know

It is difficult to know because if you know someone is infected, they are treated.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
Dr. Gregory Neyman
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