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murine typhus

murine typhus

noun

Definition of MURINE TYPHUS

:  a mild disease that is marked especially by fever, headache, and rash, is caused by a rickettsia (Rickettsia typhi syn. R. mooseri), is widespread in nature in rodents, and is transmitted to humans by a flea

First Known Use of MURINE TYPHUS

1933

murine typhus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MURINE TYPHUS

:  a mild febrile disease that is marked by headache and rash, is caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia (R. typhi), is widespread in nature in rodents, and is transmitted to humans by a flea—called also endemic typhus

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