A disease caused by an organism of the genus Rickettsia. The most common types are the spotted-fever group (Rocky Mountains spotted fever or rickettsialpox), epidemic typhus, endemic typhus, Brill’s disease, Q fever, scrub typhus, and trench fever.
- Clayton L. Thomas, editor:
Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia; 1986.
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