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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts.

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  • Oh and can you please do Tropheryma whippelii and Rickettsia too?
  • Rickettsia: typhus, Rocky Mountain fever, Q fever, the psittacosis.
  • Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, is transmitted by trombiculid mites belonging to the genus Leptotrombidium.
  • They apparently transmit Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans. for more
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