rickettsialpox(redirected from mite-born typhus)
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, any of a group of very small microorganisms, many disease-causing, that live in vertebrates and are transmitted by bloodsucking parasitic arthropods such as fleas, lice (see louse), and ticks.
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An acute febrile disease caused by the organism Rickettsia akari and transmitted from the mouse to humans by the mite Allodermanyssus sanguineus; characterized by rash, a primary ulcer, and often swelling of glands.