scrub typhus


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scrub typhus

n.
An acute infectious disease common in Asia that is caused by the mite-borne bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi and is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph nodes, and sometimes skin lesions, including an eschar at the site of infection. Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.

scrub typhus

n
(Pathology) an acute febrile disease characterized by severe headache, skin rash, chills, and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bite of mites infected with the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi: occurs mainly in Asia, Australia, and the islands of the western Pacific

scrub′ ty′phus


n.
an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and SE Asia, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting.
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Noun1.scrub typhus - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asiascrub typhus - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
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New successful uses include the treatment of common tropical diseases such as Dengue Fever (50 to 100 million infections worldwide annually) and Scrub Typhus (1 million infections worldwide annually)
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To the Editor: Infections with typhus group rickettsiae (TGR), spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR), and scrub typhus group orientiae (STGO) have been reported among persons in South Korea in increasing numbers over the past decade (1,2).
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These diseases--including scrub typhus and spotted fever--take their name from the bacterial genus Rickettsia, one of the implicated pathogens.
military asked USDA to support the war effort by developing products to protect personnel from insect-transmitted diseases, especially plague, malaria, scrub typhus, epidemic typhus, and dengue.
Individual chapters then take up diseases typical of such areas, particularly tropical ones: leptospirosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, dengue virus infection, chikungunya fever, Japanese encephalitis, gastrointestinal infectious disease, hepatitis, tuberculosis, bird flu, scrub typhus, and HIV and related emerging infections.
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tritaeniorhynchus), scrub typhus transmitted to humans via mites on rodents to bovine tropical theileriosis in cattle.