spotted fever

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spotted fever

n.
1. Any of various often fatal infectious diseases, such as typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, characterized by skin eruptions and caused by rickettsia that are transmitted by ticks and mites.
2. An epidemic form of cerebrospinal meningitis.

spotted fever

n
(Pathology) any of various severe febrile diseases characterized by small irregular spots on the skin, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tick fever

spot′ted fe′ver


n.
1. any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
mountain fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
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Febre maculosa no Brasil: estudo da mortalidade para a vigilancia epidemiologica.
O periodico divulga dados epidemiologicos, descricao de acoes programaticas, analises de situacao de saude (5) e documenta relatos marcantes para a historia da saude publica paulista como: implementacao da vigilancia clinicolaboratorial da influenza nos servicos publicos, inicio das campanhas de vacinacao contra influenza, atuacao da primeira turma de alunos do EPI-SUS (curso de formacao em epidemiologia de campo), identificacao de agravos nao transmissiveis como problema de saude publica (violencia sexual, acidentes automobilisticos, homicidios e moradores de rua), casos de febre Maculosa na regiao Metropolitana da Capital, investigacao epidemiologica para implantes mamarios.
--Pesquisa de carrapatos para Febre Maculosa Brasileira e outras riquetsioses;
The name of the expedition was unanimously chosen by the collectors during the way back, as a reference to the area being infested by the cattle tick "ruduleiro" or "rodoleiro" (Amblyomma cajennense), responsible for the transmission of the "febre maculosa" (Rocky Mountain spotted fever).
A febre maculosa, inicialmente denominada febre maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas, foi identificada pela primeira vez no Estado de Idaho, nos Estados Unidos, no final do seculo XIX (1, 2).
Surto de febre maculosa no estado de Santa Catarina.
Situacao da febre maculosa na regiao administrativa de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil.