fievre boutonneuse


fievre boutonneuse

a mild, typhuslike fever caused by the bacterium Rickettsia conorii and transmitted by ticks, occurring in most of the Mediterranean countries and the Crimea. Available evidence suggests that the diseases described as Kenya typhus and South African tick-bite fever are probably identical with boutonneuse fever although conveyed by a different species of tick.

Learn more about fievre boutonneuse with a free trial on

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: fiestas taurinas
Next Definition: fifa
Words Near: fievre boutonneuse
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for fievre boutonneuse
More from
Search for articles containing fievre boutonneuse Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature