Queensland tick typhus

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Queensland tick typhus

[′kwēnz·lənd ¦tik ′tī·fəs]
(medicine)
A benign infectious disease of humans found in rural northeastern Australia, caused by the bacterialike microorganism Rickettsia australis and presumed to be carried by the tick Ixodes holocyclus.
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Focusing on Rickettsia bacteria, carried by chiggers, ticks, fleas and lice, which causes diseases in humans such as typhus, rickettsialpox, Boutonneuse fever, African tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Flinders Island spotted fever and Queensland tick typhus ( Australian tick typhus), the ministry has launched guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Rickettsial diseases.

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