spotted fever


Definition of spotted fever

: any of various eruptive fevers: such as
a : typhus

Examples of spotted fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The species is more likely than others to carry the pathogen causing Tidewater spotted fever, which could cause a headache, muscle aches and rash, among other things. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 July 2021 Other tick-borne diseases include anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis and tularemia. Rachel Trent, CNN, 12 July 2021 Tidewater spotted fever can cause fever, muscle aches, headaches, and a rash. Elyse Kelly, Washington Examiner, 22 Feb. 2021 Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year. Ashley Welch, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2018 Ticks can also pass on other diseases, including Lyme disease and spotted fever illnesses, although those are rare in San Diego County. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2019 Those in Prater’s state of Kentucky have been reported to carry spotted fever rickettsiosis, a potentially fatal disease that causes fevers, headaches and muscle aches, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Rachel Desantis,, 17 July 2019 In Asia this tick has also been known to transmit potentially deadly viruses including ones that cause Japanese spotted fever and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome—conditions that can cause fever, vomiting and multiple organ failure. Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American, 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of spotted fever

1623, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spotted fever was in 1623

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“Spotted fever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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: any of various eruptive fevers: as

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