The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

 

June 9, 2021



Last week, a young man from the community made the trip to Great Falls to receive treatment for a suspected case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). The decision to seek medical help was made after he suffered a handful of symptoms that prompted a trip to the ER and then to the hospital. Fortunately, tests for the condition ultimately came back negative. However, anyone working in grassy or wooded areas can potentially pick up ticks that carry the bacteria responsible for the illness. With tick season in full swing, it is important to know what to look for from the illness and how to av...



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