One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any fever transmitted by the bite of a tick.
- ‘Another possibility is that Clark contracted tick fever, a zoonotic infection.’
- ‘In many areas of Africa, tick fever is prevalent.’
- ‘‘My son has tick fever,’ Ben shouted to the crowd.’
- ‘An epidemic of tick fever in the late nineteenth century forced cattle raisers to seek public assistance in eradicating the disease.’
- ‘Some species can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and Colorado tick fever.’
tick fever/tik ˈfēvər/
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