tick-borne typhus fever of Africa

tick-borne typhus fever of Africa

[′tik ¦bȯrn ′tī·fəs ‚fē·vər əv ′af·ri·kə]
(medicine)
Any of several infections caused by Rickettsia conori, transmitted by ixodid ticks, and occurring in Africa and adjacent areas; includes boutonneuse fever, Marseilles fever, Kenya tick typhus fever, and South African tick-bite fever.
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