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.
Synonym(s): Queensland tick typhus
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Queensland tick typhusA 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.
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