Colorado tick fever

Colorado tick fever
Col·o·ra·do tick fever .käl-ə-'rad-(.)ō-, -'räd- n a mild disease of the western U.S. and western Canada that is characterized by intermittent fever, malaise, headaches, myalgia, and the absence of a rash and is caused by a reovirus (species Colorado tick fever virus of the genus Coltivirus) transmitted by the Rocky Mountain wood tick

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an acute, benign febrile infection with a biphasic course, caused by an arenavirus transmitted by the bite of the wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, occurring in the western United States and Canada. Characteristics include leukopenia with fever, chills, and pain in various parts of the body. Called also mountain tick f.

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