from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An acute infectious disease common in Asia that is caused by the mite-borne bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi and is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph nodes, and sometimes skin lesions, including an eschar at the site of infection.

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  • noun transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia


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