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noun Pathology.
an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and the East Indies, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting.
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Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.

Origin of scrub typhus

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for scrub typhus

scrub typhus

noun
an acute febrile disease characterized by severe headache, skin rash, chills, and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bite of mites infected with the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi: occurs mainly in Asia, Australia, and the islands of the western Pacific
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Medical definitions for scrub typhus

scrub typhus

n.
An acute infectious disease common in Asia caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by mites; it is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph glands, skin lesions, and skin rash.akamushi disease Japanese river fever mite typhus tropical typhus tsutsugamushi disease
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