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  • n  any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings

  • But he went to work and became a virologist, won fame by isolating the giant virus (rickettsia) which causes Q fever.
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  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever remains a real threat
    Q: My dog Candy died last year from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Is this that common in Oklahoma and how can I be sure neither one of my other dogs get it? A: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a disease that can affect any of our pets as well as us. It is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii and is transmitted by a variety of ticks. Three ticks can be found in Oklahoma that carry ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Edmond Sun

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