‘World’s Hottest’ Scientist Rosie Moore Is Battling A ‘Deadly’ Disease
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‘World’s Hottest’ Scientist Rosie Moore Is Battling A ‘Deadly’ Disease

Rosie Moore, dubbed by the internet to be the "world's hottest" scientist, is going through a rough time. She recently revealed that she's battling a potentially deadly disease. It's all thanks to mosquitos.

Moore garnered more than 192,000 followers thanks to both her smarts and also physical attractiveness. She recently revealed in a video on Instagram that she contracted dengue fever while traveling in South America. Moore is a ecologist who does a lot of hands-on field research.

For those who don't know, mosquitos spread Dengue, which is a viral infection. It causes a host of nasty symptoms including fever, headaches, fatigue, rash, and even death in some cases. Moore realized that she had a ton of bug bites early on, but she didn't consider the ramifications.  "But I didn't really start feeling weird until a few days in," she said. It took a few days for her symptoms to set in.

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From there, she noticed that she had extreme eye pain. She then developed a "fever ... so high that I genuinely could not get out of bed and I was trying to cool myself down by any means possible." She tried to treat her symptoms the best she could before she headed back to the United States.

Rosie Moore Is Sick

However, the tell-tale signs of her disease surfaced when she returned to the United States. She broke out in a "really crazy rash" all over her body. This caused her to get tested for dengue, which unfortunately was positive.

"There is no specific treatment for dengue, and while it can be fatal, most cases are less severe," Ms Moore continued in the video's caption. "I had many symptoms before being diagnosed, such as loss of appetite (we would hike 5-12 miles a day, and I was unable to get a single meal down for days), eye pain, chills, and fever."

She felt reluctant to share the news with her followers.

"I was hesitant to share this because I feel like so many people are scared to travel to more remote places, but the trip was so worth it, and I would encourage anyone to get out there and see more remote places of the world," she said. However, she's said recovery has been rough because it was "probably worse because I was doing such extreme physical activity when I didn't feel well."

"But I didn't have any energy for like 2 weeks to the point it was hard for me to just walk," she added.