Stormie k asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

What are the symptoms of Rocky mountain spotted yellow fever?

I know ticks carry them and i had one on my neck yesterday.

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  • Nik
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    1 decade ago
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    Initial symptoms may include:

    fever

    nausea

    vomiting

    severe headache

    muscle pain

    lack of appetite

    Later signs and symptoms include:

    petechial rash

    abdominal pain

    joint pain

    diarrhea

    Also,

    The signs and symptoms of RMSF may follow within 1 to 14 days of a tick bite. But in many cases, someone who develops the infection doesn't remember being bitten by a tick.

    Symptoms of RMSF usually begin suddenly. There is a high fever - often 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) - with chills, muscle aches, and a severe headache. Eyes may become red, muscles may be tender to the touch, and there may be abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, and fatigue.

    Here are some sites about it:

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rmsf/Signs.htm

    http://www.astdhpphe.org/infect/rms.html

    http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic510.htm

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  • 1 decade ago

    Initial - fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle pain, lack of appetite.

    Later - rash, abdominal and joint pain, diarrhea

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  • 1 decade ago

    The best thing to do is go to your Doctor if you feel tired that is one of the first signs of the fever.DO NOT SIT AT HOME GO TO THE DOCTOR

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here you go.

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