mountain fever


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Noun1.mountain fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticksmountain 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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Months afterward we got a card from Otto, saying that Jake had been down with mountain fever, but now they were both working in the Yankee Girl Mine, and were doing well.
For example, scrub typhus, unlike Rocky Mountain Fever, which is caused by tick bites, does not generally include a rash.
Most cases of Rocky Mountain fever are spread by the American Dog Tick, delivered by the bite of an infected tick.