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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Rickettsioses in northeastern Australia include Queensland tick typhus (Rickettsia australis) (1,2), murine typhus (R.
Australia has 4 rickettsial diseases: murine typhus, Queensland tick typhus, Flinders Island spotted fever, and scrub typhus.

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