Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to rat typhus: epidemic typhus
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.