rickettsialpox

noun
rick·​ett·​si·​al·​pox | \ ri-ˌket-sē-əl-ˈpäks How to pronounce rickettsialpox (audio) \

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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