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scrub typhus

noun

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
April 28, 2015
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