murine typhus

noun

Definition of murine typhus

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

First Known Use of murine typhus

1933


Medical Dictionary

murine typhus

noun

Medical Definition of murine typhus

  1. :  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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