scrub typhus definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a disease of the Asiatic-Pacific area, transmitted to humans by the bite of the larva of a mite (esp. Trombicula akamushi) and caused by a rickettsia (Rickettsia tsutsugamushi): it is characterized by fever and a rash
scrub typhus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An acute infectious disease common in Asia that is caused by the rickettsia Rickettsia tsutsugamushi transmitted by mites and that is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymphatic glands, skin lesions, and skin rash. Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.
scrub typhus - Medical Definition
An acute infectious disease common in Asia caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by mites; it is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph glands, skin lesions, and skin rash. Also called akamushi disease, Japanese river fever, mite typhus, tropical typhus, tsutsugamushi disease.