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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A spotted fever group rickettsial disease such as Queensland tick typhus, Flinders Island spotted fever, or another undescribed rickettsiosis could explain these findings.

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