rickettsia

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disease (common in India and around the Mediterranean area) caused by a rickettsia that is transmitted to humans by a reddish brown tick (ixodid) that lives on dogs and other mammals boutonneuse fever , Indian tick fever , Kenya fever , Marseilles fever
coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract chlamydia
acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash endemic typhus , murine typhus , rat typhus , urban typhus
atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds ornithosis , parrot fever , psittacosis
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 rickettsialpox
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