Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Case Definition and Case Report Form

Reporting and Surveillance:

As of January 1, 2010, cases of RMSF are reported under a new category called Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever).  This change was made by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to better reflect the scope of cases being reported under the previous heading of RMSF, as many of those cases were not identified as being specifically caused by R. rickettsii

2010 Case Definition:

http://www.cdc.gov/osels/ph_surveillance/nndss/casedef/spottedfever_current.htm

2010 Tick-borne Rickettsial Disease Case Report Form

http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/forms/2010_tbrd_crf.pdf