Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

An acute infectious disease that is caused by the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii and is characterized by rash, muscle pains, and high fever. It is endemic throughout North America.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

(Pathology) an acute rickettsial disease characterized by high fever, chills, pain in muscles and joints, skin rash, etc. It is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii

Rock′y Moun′tain spot′ted fe′ver

an acute infectious disease caused by a rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of a wood tick, characterized by high fever, joint and muscle pain, and a rash.

Rock·y Mountain spotted fever

A severe infection caused by bacteria and characterized by fever, extreme exhaustion, muscle pains, and skin rash. It is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks.
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Noun1.Rocky Mountain spotted fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticksRocky Mountain spotted fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
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