rickettsialpox

[rĭ-kĕtsē-əl-pŏks′]

n.

An acute nonfatal disease caused by Rickettsia akari and transmitted by mites; it is characterized by a papule in the skin and symptoms that develop about a week after the appearance of the papule, consisting of fever, chills, headache, backache, sweating, and local adenitis.Kew garden fever

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