tsutsugamushi disease


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tsutsugamushi disease

[‚tsü·sə·gə′mü·shē di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A rickettsial disease of humans caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by larval mites, and characterized by headache, high fever, and a rash. Also known as scrub typhus.
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Tsutsugamushi disease found in the northern districts of Awaji Island--epidemiological study of the outbreak season temperature [in Japanese].
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Scrub typhus, also known as tsutsugamushi disease, is transmitted through "chiggers," the larva of mites.