rickettsiosis


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rick·ett·si·o·sis

 (rĭ-kĕt′sē-ō′sĭs)
n. pl. rick·ett·si·o·ses (-sēz)
Infection with or disease caused by rickettsiae.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
typhus, typhus fever - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
Q fever - an acute disease resembling influenza
rickettsialpox - mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox
trench fever - marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice
scrub typhus, tsutsugamushi disease - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
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Evidence of rickettsiosis or scrub typhus among US military personnel deployed to South Korea.
Topics to be covered include rickettsiosis, bartonellosis, leishmaniasis, and other diseases transmitted by ectoparasites, such as fleas, ticks and sandflies.
Laboratory testing for spotted fever rickettsiosis.
Other diseases that should be ruled out before a diagnosis of EVD can be made include malaria, typhoid fever, shigellosis, cholera, leptospirosis, plague, rickettsiosis, relapsing fever, meningitis, hepatitis and other viral haemorrhagic fevers.
LST's transmit STARI, southern tick associated rash illness, a disease that mimics Lyme disease, as well as monocytic ehrlichiosis, Ehrlichia ewingii ehrlichiosis, rickettsiosis and tularemia.
Amongst the rickettsiosis, scrub typhus is prevalent in many parts of India (6).
1) MSF has been the most common tick-borne rickettsiosis in Bulgaria for the last 10 years.
The address points out the effectiveness of vaccination and vector control which could control Yellow fever (YF) epidemics in Africa and the America during 1950s-1970s, but more importantly, it cautioned that the threat of YF in Asia-Pacific due to misdiagnosis of cases clinically resembling DHF, leptospirosis, rickettsiosis, hunt a virus or malaria may allow YF to establish and spread in the region.
Over the last 10 years, the number of ticks and tick-borne diseases has considerably increased, causing a sudden soar in those human diseases transmitted by forest ticks, such as rickettsiosis, anaplasmosis, and encephalitis; it thus appeared really important to develop epidemiological models linking three key elements:
African tick bite fever: a new spotted fever group rickettsiosis under an old name.