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Colorado tick fever

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noun Pathology.
a usually mild viral disease occurring in the Rocky Mountain regions of the United States, carried by a tick, Dermacentor andersoni, and characterized by fever, sensitivity to light, headache, and leg and back pain.
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Origin of Colorado tick fever

First recorded in 1955–60
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Colorado tick fever
[ kŏl′ə-rădō, -rädō ]

n.
A viral infection transmitted to humans by the tick Dermacentor andersoni and characterized by mild symptoms and intermittent fever.
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