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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

noun

Definition of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

:  an acute disease that is characterized by chills, fever, prostration, pains in muscles and joints, and a red to purple eruption and that is caused by a rickettsia (Rickettsia rickettsii) usually transmitted by an ixodid tick and especially either the American dog tick or a wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni)

First Known Use of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

1905

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

noun Rocky Moun·tain spotted fever \ˈräk-ē-ˈmant-ən-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

:  an acute bacterial disease that is characterized by chills, fever, prostration, pains in muscles and joints, and a red purple eruption and that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia (R. rickettsii) usually transmitted by ixodid ticks and especially by the American dog tick and Rocky Mountain wood tick

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