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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Cause: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii, which is transmitted to humans through a tick bite.
Where: Among other symptoms, the rash appears a few days after the fever, developing first on the wrists and ankles and then spreading to the rest of the body. 

Learn more about Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

By MedHelp Editors, published March 22, 2011