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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Other Names: New World Spotted Fever, Spotted Fever, Tick Typhus, Tick-borne Typhus Fever, North American Tick Typhus, São Paulo Fever, Tobia Fever, Choix Fever, Macular Fever, Pinta Fever, Fiebre Maculosa, Fiebre Manchada
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a serious bacterial infection, spread by ticks, that can occur in humans and dogs.

Disease Agents

  • Rickettsia rickettsii

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