Dictionary   FastHealth  Email This!

 


tick-borne fever

n :  a usu. mild rickettsial disease of ruminant animals (as sheep and cattle) esp. in Europe that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Ehrlichia (E. phagocytophilia syn. Rickettsia phagocytophilia) which is transmitted by a tick of the genus Ixodes, and that is marked by fever, listlessness, and anorexia .
 
 

 
Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.  © 1997-2021.







               



               



Fleming County Hospital (Flemingsburg, Kentucky - Fleming County)