scrub typhus


scrub typhus

noun

Definition of SCRUB TYPHUS

:  an acute febrile bacterial disease that is caused by a rickettsia (Orientia tsutsugamushi syn. Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) transmitted by mite larvae, resembles typhus transmitted by lice, and is widespread in the western Pacific area —called also tsutsugamushi disease

First Known Use of SCRUB TYPHUS

1929

scrub typhus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCRUB TYPHUS

: an acute febrile disease that is caused by a rickettsial bacterium (Orientia tsutsugamushi synonym Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) transmitted by mite larvae, resembles louse-borne typhus, and is widespread in the western Pacific area—called also tsutsugamushi, tsutsugamushi disease

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