Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rickettsia transmitted by ticks
Fever from bite by an infected tick
Sudden onset of fever, severe headache, muscle pain, red rash three to six days after onset of symptoms that spreads to the palms of hands and soles of feet and then to the rest of the body.
Seek medical attention from a physician
Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer. Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves.
Animal hosts include wild rodents.