Queensland tick typhus

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Aus·tra·li·an tick ty·phus

rarely fatal form of typhus caused by the Rickettsia australis, seen in eastern Australia, transmitted by tick bite, and characterized by severe headache and conjunctivitis. Reservoir is in rodents and marsupials.

Queensland tick typhus

an infection caused by Rickettsia australis occurring in Australia, transmitted by ticks, and resembling mild Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Treatment includes the administration of chloramphenicol or tetracycline. Prevention depends on avoiding tick bites and on the prompt removal of attached ticks. Compare boutonneuse fever, North Asian tick-borne rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Queensland tick typhus

A mild to moderate infectious disease occurring in rural north eastern Australia, caused by Rickettsia australis and transmitted by the tick Ixodes holocyclus . The condition is very similar to ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER and features an obvious spot at the site of the bite which heals slowly, fever, enlarged lymph nodes and a generalized rash involving the palms and the soles. Most cases recover completely.

Queensland tick typhus

a tickborne fever of humans, similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever, caused by Rickettsia australis and transmitted by ixodid ticks. Dogs and cats may be unusual hosts.
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This characteristic has only been described once in QTT (5).
Although QTT is a mild disease in most patients, its diagnosis should now be considered in patients who reside in or visit the rickettsial disease-endemic area of eastern coastal Australia and are hospitalized with renal failure or impaired pulmonary function.
In comparison, QTT is found only down the eastern seaboard and not south or west of Wilson's Promontory in Victoria.
QTT PD, which employs 50 staff in the US, Canada, Germany, Holland and Italy, and services the on-shore oil, gas and petrochemical industries using scanning technology, will trade under the Tracerco brand, swelling the former ICI subsidiary's global workforce to more than 200.