Any of various tick-borne rickettsial diseases identified by their immunological reactions and, in some cases, by their pathogenicity.
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- tick fever,
- tick off,
- tick over,
- tick paralysis,
- tick trefoil,
- tick-borne encephalitis virus,
- tick-borne typhus,
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