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Medical Dictionary

Pontiac fever

noun Pon·ti·ac fever \ˈpänt-ē-ˌak-\

Medical Definition of PONTIAC FEVER

:  an illness caused by a bacterium of the genus Legionella (L. pneumophila) that is a less severe form of Legionnaires' disease in which pneumonia does not develop


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