Rocky Mountain spotted feverRocky Mountain spotted fever
an acute infectious disease caused by a rickettsia (Rickettsia rickettsii), transmitted to human beings by certain ticks (esp. genus Dermacentor), and characterized by fever, muscular pains, and skin eruptions
Origin of Rocky Mountain spotted feverfrom being first discovered in the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
An acute infectious disease that is caused by the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii and is characterized by rash, muscle pains, and high fever. It is endemic throughout North America.