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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THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention has created a first-of-its-kind interactive training module to help physicians both recognize and diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
They are scientifically classified as Arachnida, which is the same classification as spiders, and are notoriously known as transmitters of diseases such as Lyme disease, Tularemia, Bourbon virus, Colorado Tick Fever and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, to name a few.
Though it can't be predicted how bad any particular season will be, it is known that reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tickborne infections.
Japanese spotted fever, a tickborne disease caused by Rickettsia japonica, has been reported in Japan, Korea, and China (1-3).
Spotted fever rickettsioses (SFR), including Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), are nationally notifiable diseases in the United States caused by spotted fever group Rickettsia.
Rocky mountain spotted fever (RMSF), caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, is a highly lethal tick-borne infectious disease.
Some species of Rickettsia that belong to the spotted fever group are known to be zoonotic etiological agents, and currently more than 11 species of Rickettsia that are pathogenic to humans are recognized around the world (PAROLA et al., 2005; SPOLIDORIO et al., 2010; MARTINS & MARTINS, 2014).
"Tick paralysis" is rare, but other possible medical problems associated with ticks include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other conditions.
Other tick-borne diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Powassan disease, tick-borne relapsing fever and tularemia.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has long occurred in Mississippi and remains the most common tick-borne illness.
Important rickettsial diseases are mainly transmitted by tick species like Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the Americas (RMSF) and boutonneuse fever in the Mediterranean region and Africa [7, 9,10].