Colorado tick fever

Colorado tick fever

noun Pathology.
a usually mild viral disease occurring in the Rocky Mountain regions of the United States, carried by a tick, Dermacentor andersoni, and characterized by fever, sensitivity to light, headache, and leg and back pain.

Origin:
1955–60

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Colorado tick fever Col·o·ra·do tick fever (kŏl'ə-rād'ō, -rä'dō)
n.
A viral infection transmitted to humans by the tick Dermacentor andersoni and characterized by mild symptoms and intermittent fever.

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