tick-borne fever

noun

: a usually mild rickettsial disease of ruminant animals (as sheep and cattle) especially in Europe that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Anaplasma (A. phagocytophilum synonym Ehrlichia phagocytophilia) which is transmitted by a tick of the genus Ixodes, and that is marked by fever, listlessness, and anorexia

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“Tick-borne fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tick-borne%20fever. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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