Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
"Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An acute febrile illness caused by RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII. It is transmitted to humans by bites of infected ticks and occurs only in North and South America. Characteristics include a sudden onset with headache and chills and fever lasting about two to three weeks. A cutaneous rash commonly appears on the extremities and trunk about the fourth day of illness.
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