Definition of Mite-borne typhus
Mite-borne typhus: Scrub typhus, a mite-borne
infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically
with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark
crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at the site of the chigger
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