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rickettsialpox

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noun rick·ett·si·al·pox \ ri-ˌket-sē-əl-ˈpäks \

medical Definition of rickettsialpox

:a disease characterized by fever, chills, headache, backache, and a spotty rash and caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia (R. akari) transmitted to humans by the bite of a mite of the genus Allodermanyssus (A. sanguineus) living on rodents (as the house mouse)

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