scrub typhus

noun

Definition of scrub typhus

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

called also tsutsugamushi disease

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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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

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