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Medical Term:

Rickettsia rickettsii


Definition: a bacterial species, the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, South African tick-bite fever, São Paulo exanthematic typhus of Brazil, Tobia fever of Colombia, and spotted fevers of Minas Gerais and Mexico; transmitted by infected ixodid ticks, especially Dermacentor andersoni and D. variabilis.

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