tick fever

noun

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: a febrile disease (such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever) transmitted by the bites of ticks

Examples of tick fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lovely pup was also found to have tick fever, which was resolved with medication, and a form of tumor that was resolved with chemotherapy. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug. 2023 Max was also covered in ticks when brought into the shelter and treated for tick fever, as well as a puppy cold while undergoing medical treatment with AHS. The Arizona Republic, 23 June 2023 One of the most interesting such instances, Peck says, is when Clark came down with a case of body aches, chills and fever — likely symptoms of Colorado tick fever, a rare viral disease spread by infected Rocky Mountain wood ticks. Marisa Sloan, Discover Magazine, 29 Jan. 2022 For example, most have tick fever, but that can be cured fairly easily with antibiotics, Greenfield said. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 6 Apr. 2021 Westerners living in the Rocky Mountain states at 4,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level may be at risk of contracting Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus. Karen Pallarito, Health.com, 25 June 2020 The senior pup was found with an untreated wound on his head, very underweight with ocular discharge and found to have tick fever. azcentral, 21 Feb. 2020 By 1940, tick fever had been pushed back to Mexico. John MacCormack, ExpressNews.com, 2 Aug. 2019 Rarely, Colorado tick fever can cause more severe symptoms by impacting the central nervous system, the CDC explains. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 26 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tick fever was circa 1897

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“Tick fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tick%20fever. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

tick fever

noun
1
2
: a febrile disease (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever or relapsing fever) transmitted by the bites of ticks
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