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scrub' ty'phus



Pathol.
an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and the East Indies, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting. Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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