Definition of tsutsugamushi disease in English:

tsutsugamushi disease

Syllabification: tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˌ(t)so͞otsəgəˈmo͝oSHē diˌzēz
 
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noun

  • another term for scrub typhus.
    More example sentences
    • This is the first finding that L. scutellare is the second vector species of tsutsugamushi disease in Korea.
    • In the reports on tsutsugamushi disease cases, male and female cases are almost equal in number.
    • The tsutsugamushi disease is contracted by high temperature, exanthema and adenopathy following the cold-like symptoms.

Origin

early 20th century: tsutsugamushi, from the Japanese name of the mite that transmits the disease.

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