rat typhus


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Related to rat typhus: epidemic typhus
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Noun1.rat typhus - acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
typhus, typhus fever - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever