(Spotted fever, tick bite fever, tick typhus)

The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by Ixodeszecken. The disease is characterized by high fever, severe headache and a rash.

The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a rickettsial disease.

The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by Ixodeszecken. The disease is characterized by high fever, severe headache and a rash. The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a rickettsial disease. Epidemiology RMSF is limited to the Western Hemisphere. First, it was observed in the Rocky Mountains, but it comes in almost the entire United States and in Central and South America. In humans, it may come mainly from March to September to infections when adult ticks are active and people often stay in tick-populated areas. In the South it comes over the whole year to sporadic cases. The highest incidence is <15 years in children and in people who often staying for business or leisure moderately in tick populated areas. Ticks of the family Ixodidae harbor R. rickettsii transmitted infected females the pathogen to their offspring. These ticks are the natural reservoir. Dermacentor andersoni ( "wood tick") is the main vector in the western United States. D. variabilis ( "dog tick") is the vector in the eastern and southern United States. Dermacentor andersoni ( "Wood Tick") Image courtesy of Dr. Christopher Paddock on Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. var model = {thumbnailUrl: '/-/media/manual/professional/images/10867_wood_tick_public_health_image_library_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350' imageUrl: '/-/media/manual/professional/images/10867_wood_tick_public_health_image_library_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ', title:' Dermacentor andersoni ( "Wood Tick ") '

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