Medical Definition of Red fever

1. An acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus, caused by a related microoganism, rickettsia typhi (mooseri), transmitted to humans by rat fleas (xenopsylla cheopis). The animal reservoir includes rats, mice and other rodents. Murine typhus occurs sporadically worldwide but is more prevalent in congested rat-infested urban areas. Also known as endemic typhus, rat-flea typhus; urban typhus of malaya). (12 Dec 1998)



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red dwarf star
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red earth
red eft
red elm
red envelope
red face test
red false mallow
red fescue
red fescues
red fever (current term)
red fibres
red fire
red flag
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red giant star
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