Definition of tsutsugamushi disease in English:

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tsutsugamushi disease

Pronunciation: /ˌtso͞otsəɡəˈmo͝oSHē dəˌzēz/


Another term for scrub typhus.
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.


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

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