Rocky Mountain spotted feverplay
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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