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rick·ett·si·a

 (rĭ-kĕt′sē-ə)
n. pl. rick·ett·si·ae (-sē-ē′)
Any of various bacteria of the genus Rickettsia, carried as parasites by many ticks, fleas, and lice, that cause diseases such as typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans.

[New Latin Rickettsia, genus name, after Howard Taylor Ricketts (1871-1910), American pathologist.]

rick·ett′si·al adj.

rickettsia

(rɪˈkɛtsɪə)
n, pl -siae (-sɪˌiː) or -sias
(Microbiology) any of a group of parasitic bacteria that live in the tissues of ticks, mites, and other arthropods, and cause disease when transmitted to man and other animals
[C20: named after Howard T. Ricketts (1871–1910), US pathologist]
rickˈettsial adj

rick•ett•si•a

(rɪˈkɛt si ə)

n., pl. -si•as, -si•ae (-siˌi)
any of various rod-shaped infectious microorganisms of the heterogeneous group Rickettsieae, formerly classified with the bacteria but markedly smaller and reproducing only inside a living cell: parasitic in fleas, ticks, mites, or lice and transmitted by bite.
[< New Latin (1916), after Howard T. Ricketts (1871–1910), U.S. pathologist; see -ia]
rick•ett′si•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rickettsia - any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
family Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiaceae - microorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates
Translations

rickettsia

n. ricketsia, rickettsia, uno de los organismos gram-negativos que se reproducen solamente en células huéspedes de pulgas, piojos, garrapatas y ratones, y que se transmiten a humanos a través de las mordidas de éstos.
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Experimentally infected human body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus) as vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii and Rickettsia conorii in a rabbit model.
The patients were evaluated in the months of April, May, and June, and three of the six patients infected with the vector-borne obligate intracellular bacterium, Rickettsia rickettsii, had died within 4 days of hospitalization.
The patients were evaluated in the months of April, May and June, and three of the six patients infected with the vector-borne obligate intracellular bacterium, Rickettsia rickettsii, had died within 4 days of hospitalization.
Rickettsia rickettsii is the etiologic agent of a severe febrile illness in humans, known in Brazil as Brazilian Spotted Fever (BSF) (ANGERAMI et al.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a life-threatening tickborne zoonosis caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, is a reemerging disease in Mexico (1,2).
Infrequency of Rickettsia rickettsii in Dermacentor variabilis removed from humans.
Abstract--Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterial pathogen Rickettsia rickettsii (Brumpt).
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La garrapata cafe del perro Rhipicephalus sanguineus puede ser vector de Rickettsia rickettsii, agente causante de la fiebre manchada de las Montanas Rocosas (FMMR), cuando se alimentan de la sangre de animales domesticos y silvestres, ademas del hombre (Jawetz & Adelberg 1996; Quinn & Markey 2003).
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Fever, myalgias, and headache are common at the onset of the illness, which is typically 2-14 days after a tick bite involving transmission of Rickettsia rickettsii.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever: This disease is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by the bites from the American dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick and the brown dog tick.