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Flinders Island spotted fever


Definition: a febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia honei in southeastern Australia and characterized by headache, myalgia, and maculopapular rash.

[named after Flinders Island in Tasmania, Australia, where the first cases of the disease were identified]

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