Flinders island spotted fever


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Flinders Island spotted fever

a febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia honei in southeastern Australia and characterized by headache, myalgia, and maculopapular rash.
[named after Flinders Island in Tasmania, Australia, where the first cases of the disease were identified]

Flin·ders Is·land spot·ted fe·ver

(flin'dĕrz ī'lănd spot'ĕd fē'vĕr)
A febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia honei in southeastern Australia and characterized by headache, myalgia, and maculopapular rash.
[named after Flinders Island in Tasmania, Australia, where the first cases of the disease were identified]

Flinders island spotted fever

Abbreviation: FISF
A spotted fever transmitted to humans by the bite of Ixodes ticks infected with Ricksettsia honei. It is found primarily in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia, and is similar to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the U.S.
See also: fever

Flinders island spotted fever

(flin'derz) [Name of an island off northeast Tasmania] See: fever

Flinders Island,

island off southern coast of Australia.
Flinders Island spotted fever - a form of spotted fever, treatable with antibiotics, transmitted to humans by ticks.
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