Tick bite leads to amputation of woman's limbs By Ben Brumfield, CNN (CNN) 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 arachnid passed on. It's the worst case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii - they'd seen, Roger's cousin Lisa Morgan told CNN affiliate KOCO. Rogers fought for her life on a ventilator in a medically induced coma. Her family is now focusing her attention on getting through this...MORE: More information and location of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Reminder: C6-based ELISA test, which is widely used in Europe and can detect as many as 18 species of the Borrelia bacterium. But the test is not used in the U.S., according to the CDC. various species of infected ticks secies that effect the Midwest, Southern, Southeast and Northeast are these varities: Borrelia garinii - mainly Europe B. americana B. andersonii. B. bissettii Babesiosis Babesia duncani Borrelia burgdorferi the only species that the CDC test for.