rickettsial disease

noun

any of several acute infectious diseases caused by ticks, mites, or body lice infected with rickettsiae. The main types include typhus, spotted fever, Q fever, trench fever, and tsutsugamushi disease

Nearby words

  1. rickettsia conorii,
  2. rickettsia prowazekii,
  3. rickettsia rickettsii,
  4. rickettsia tsutsugamushi,
  5. rickettsial,
  6. rickettsialpox,
  7. rickettsiosis,
  8. rickety,
  9. rickey,
  10. rickey, branch

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