Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • What is it? Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is caused by a bacteria.
  • How is it transmitted? Deer or Wood Ticks.
  • What does it affect? Characterized by the sudden onset of fever which lasts for 2-3 weeks, deep muscle pain, severe headache, chills and listlessness. A rash may develop on the hands, arms, legs and then move to involve the rest of the body.
  • What animals can potentially carry this? Many furbearers are sometimes infected by several ticks.