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Description:This image depicts a close view of the right side of a female child’s face on which you can see the characteristic rash that had been caused by Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsia. This organism is a cause of potentially fatal human illness in North and South America, and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected tick species. In the United States, these include the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni), and brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD): Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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