"Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. It also occurs in Mexico and in Central and South America. The disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a species of bacteria that is spread to humans by ixodid (hard) ticks. Initial signs and symptoms of the disease include sudden onset of fever, headache, and muscle pain, followed by development of rash. The disease can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and without prompt and appropriate treatment it can be fatal." Source
"The name "Rocky Mountain spotted fever" is somewhat of a misnomer. Beginning in the 1930s, it became clear that this disease occurred in many areas of the United States other than the Rocky Mountain region. It is now recognized that this disease is broadly distributed throughout the continental United States, and occurs as far north as Canada and as far south as Central America, Mexico, and parts of South America. Between 1981 and 1996, this disease was reported from every U.S. state except Hawaii, Vermont, Maine, and Alaska.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever remains a serious and potentially life-threatening infectious disease today. Despite the availability of effective treatment and advances in medical care, approximately 3% to 5% of individuals who become ill with Rocky Mountain spotted fever still die from the infection. However, effective antibiotic therapy has dramatically reduced the number of deaths caused by Rocky Mountain spotted fever; before the discovery of tetracycline and chloramphenicol in the late 1940s, as many as 30% of persons infected with R. rickettsii died." Source
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06/10/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn: "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be fatal. I would recommend Jim Humble's MMS be taken ASAP. Humble's dosage is 2 drops per 25 lbs. for children and pets. As stated in prior message re new mom with C diff - the homeopathic remedy I found on the internet is the same, but I would still use Humble's way of taking it, for adult I'd probably start with a l0 drop dose, a tablespoon of ACV, swirl it around in glass, wait 3 minutes - add 1/2 glass of distilled or spring water and take it. If no increase in symptoms indicating too many organisms killed at once, I would increase dosage to l5 or 25 drops 2 -3 hours later and probably repeat dosage again 3 - 4 hours later. In Jim Humble's book he states that MMS also kills Lyme (another tick borne- deer tick) disease but it sometimes takes up to a year. He didn't say but I am assuming that this is when it becomes a chronic thing instead of the initial onset. By now you should have received 3 different articles on MMS or Dioxychlor (the homeopathic version) to pick & choose from to quickly get information to RMSF.
You should have the message I sent telling EC readers how to log in and download the first half of Jim Humble's book, which is well worth the time & effort for them to do. Downloading the last half will cost them $9.95 cents which is darned little payment for the effort this man has put into getting it to the public which so badly needs it."
EC: Joyce's previous post on the MMS download:
04/19/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn writes: "To all who tries to access the MMS info referenced from suneagle99 - Go for the shorter www.miraclemineral.org. I wasted 15 or 20 minutes trying to access the longer site given - gave up & tried the shorter address and just finished downloading & printing Part 1 of the book for free - from what I read while copying it, it looks very interesting. Will comment further after I get a chance to read it all. If I still feel like I do at present, I will gladly pay $9.95 for part 2. Just be sure you have plenty of paper & ink on hand before you start printing - it's l87 pages long."