Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - Location

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Where do most cases of RMSF occur in the U.S.?

Cases of RMSF have been reported from most areas of the country, and the disease is not restricted to the Rocky Mountain region. In fact, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee account for over 60% of reported cases. In 2008, there were approximately 2,500 cases reported in the U.S., which is more than twice as many cases as were reported annually in the 1990s.

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Comment from: Debbie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I found a tick on my shoulder about a month ago went to the DR. to have it removed. I felt fine until a week ago...I thought I had vertigo or an inner ear infection. After a blood test they found I had RMSF. I am 500mg Amoxicilian..I started to feel better but now I am continually dizzy..which is a symptom I have not found for this on any web site!

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Comment from: Arkansas, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 06

On Oct 11, 2011 I was diagnosed with RMSF, 3 days after tick bites. I had the antibiotics. Four months later with continuing symptoms I was diagnosed as having polymyalgia rheumatic, then "leaking edema of legs", pink eyes (ointment did not help), nauseated frequently, IC (interstitial cystitis) no bacteria and frequent bruising of arms with no injury. Now I sleep with oxygen because of low oxygen on Saturday when I was sleeping. I think it is the aftermath of RMSF.

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