June 7, 2023

Save a Life—Updated CDC Training on Recognizing and Treating Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever


Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a potentially deadly tickborne disease in the United States. Each year between 3,000 and 7,000 cases of RMSF and other spotted fever rickettsioses are reported in the country. Early recognition and treatment are critical to prevent death and disability.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the web-based training, RMSF Training Module: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment for Healthcare Providers, to educate healthcare providers, epidemiologists, and public health practitioners on diagnosing and treating RMSF. Participants can earn continuing education credits for CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, AAVSB/RACE, CPE, and CPH professional categories. A RMSF toolkit is also available for healthcare providers.

For more information about RMSF, visit CDC’s RMSF webpage.

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