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murine typhus


Definition: a milder form of epidemic typhus caused by Rickettsia typhi and transmitted to humans by rat or mouse fleas.

Synonym(s): Congolian red fever, endemic typhus, flea-borne typhus, red fever, red fever of the Congo

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