Japanese spotted fever


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Japanese spotted fever

a febrile disease caused by the proteobacterium Rickettsia japonica and characterized by headache and exanthema in humans; sporadic occurrence, found in Japan and Russian Far East. Tick vector from hare, mouse reservoirs.

Jap·a·nese spot·ted fe·ver

(jap'ă-nēz' spot'ĕd fē'vĕr)
A febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia japonica and characterized by headache and exanthema; found in Japan.

Japanese spotted fever

A spotted fever transmitted to humans by the bite of Ixodes ticks infected with Rickettsia japonica. The disease has been identified mostly in Japan and Korea.
See also: fever
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