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What is Rocky Mountain Fever?

What is Rocky Mountain Fever?

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, commonly abbreviated as RMSF, is an infectious disease carried by various ticks, which bite a person and infect them with Rickettsia group bacteria. About 20,000 cases occur in the US each year, mainly in the spring and summer months when people spend more time outdoors in the wild. Contrary to the name, RMSF is pretty rare but can be fatal if it is not diagnosed and treated promptly. A blood test can determine whether or a…

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