1906, in the meaning defined above
Japanese tsutsugamushi scrub typhus mite, from tsutsuga sickness + mushi insect
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“Tsutsugamushi disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tsutsugamushi%20disease. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.
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