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a disease of humans in western Japan caused by the rickettsia Ehrlichia sennetsu and characterized by fever, malaise, anorexia, backache, and lymphadenopathy.
A form of ehrlichiosis first identified in Japan, transmitted to humans by tick bite or, possibly, consumption of infected raw fish, and caused by Ehrlichia sennetsu. Symptoms include fever, malaise, backache, and lymphadenopathy.
See also: fever