tick fever


Definition of tick fever

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "11 Tick-Borne Diseases You Need to Know About This Summer," 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, "Buddy and other pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 21 Feb. 2020 By 1940, tick fever had been pushed back to Mexico. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Deadly fever ticks are infesting border cattle herds," 2 Aug. 2019 Rarely, Colorado tick fever can cause more severe symptoms by impacting the central nervous system, the CDC explains. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "8 Tick-Borne Illnesses That Aren’t Lyme Disease," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of tick fever

circa 1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 28 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of tick fever

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

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