Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

n.
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.
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

n
(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
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Rock′y Moun′tain spot′ted fe′ver



n.
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.
[1885–90]
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Rock·y Mountain spotted fever

(rŏk′ē)
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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