spirillum fever

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Noun1.spirillum fever - the form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far Eastspirillum fever - the form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far East
ratbite fever - either of two infectious diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of a rat or mouse; characterized by fever and headache and nausea and skin eruptions
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Both scrub typhus and spirillary rat-bite fever produce eschars at the site of inoculation with lymph node enlargement, but are uncommon in the United States.