murine typhus definition

  • noun:
    • A comparatively moderate, intense, endemic as a type of typhus brought on by the microorganism Rickettsia typhi, transmitted from rats to humans by fleas and characterized by temperature, annoyance, and muscular discomfort.
    • acute infection brought on by rickettsia and transmitted because of the bite of an infected flea; described as temperature and chills and muscle tissue pains and a rash

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