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Meaning of scrub typhus

scrub' ty'phus

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and the East Indies, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting. Also called
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