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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 febrile disease occurring in Japan and Malaysia, caused by the bacterium Ehrlichia sennetsu. Symptoms include headache, nausea or vomiting, lymphocytosis, and postauricular and posterior lymphadenopathy. The vector of this disease is unknown; however, infection may occur from ingestion of raw fish.
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