from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An acute infectious disease common in Asia that is caused by the rickettsia Rickettsia tsutsugamushi transmitted by mites and that is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymphatic glands, skin lesions, and skin rash. Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.

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  • n. transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia


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