Rocky Mountain Fever leads to amputation of woman’s limbs

“A tick bite led to amputations on all four of an Oklahoma woman’s limbs. Doctors did it to save Jo Rogers’ life from the aggressive bacteria the insect passed on.

A carrier tick may have dropped onto Rogers when she visited Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma during her vacation in July.

Four days later, Rogers thought she’d caught an intense flu. A day after that, she was in a hospital being tested for aggressive, life-threatening diseases like West Nile and meningitis.

“She was shaking her hands because they hurt, her feet hurt,” Morgan said. Rogers went into septic shock, and her limbs turned black and blue.”

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