tularemia

noun
tu·la·re·mia | \ˌtü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə, ˌtyü-\

Definition of tularemia 

: an infectious disease especially of wild rabbits, rodents, some domestic animals, and humans that is caused by a bacterium (Francisella tularensis), is transmitted especially by the bites of insects, and in humans is marked by symptoms (such as fever) of toxemia

called also rabbit fever

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Other Words from tularemia

tularemic \ˌtü-lə-ˈrē-mik, ˌtyü- \ adjective

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Signs of tularemia in humans can include fever, flulike symptoms, rashes and red lesions on the skin, Matthew Mottel, a veterinarian at Avenue Animal Hospital in Tinley Park, told CBS Chicago. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Don't touch bunnies. Illinois residents are warned about rabbit fever in their area," 29 June 2018 Signs of tularemia in humans can include fever, flulike symptoms, rashes and red lesions on the skin, Matthew Mottel, a veterinarian at Avenue Animal Hospital in Tinley Park, told CBS Chicago. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Don't touch bunnies. Illinois residents are warned about rabbit fever in their area," 29 June 2018 The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, can transmit ehrlichiosis and tularemia. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "New Jersey's first 'tick blitz' census shows disease-carrying pest is spreading," 6 June 2018 The bacterium that causes tularemia is present in some wildlife in northeast Illinois such as wild rabbits, muskrats and beavers, but wild animals generally do not exhibit signs of the disease, according to the county. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Rabbit found in Tinley Park tests positive for tularemia," 19 June 2018 Signs of tularemia in humans can include fever, flulike symptoms, rashes and red lesions on the skin, Matthew Mottel, a veterinarian at Avenue Animal Hospital in Tinley Park, told CBS Chicago. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Don't touch bunnies. Illinois residents are warned about rabbit fever in their area," 19 June 2018 Apart from tick paralysis, the parasites can spread more than 15 other diseases to humans, including lyme disease, tularemia, and even a condition that appears to make people allergic to red meat. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "How a tick bite caused a 5-year-old girl to wake up paralyzed one morning," 8 June 2018 The American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "New Jersey's first 'tick blitz' census shows disease-carrying pest is spreading," 6 June 2018 There’s also the relatively new babesiosis, and the rare tularemia and Powassan virus. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Why you shouldn’t freak out about tick and mosquito infections tripling," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of tularemia

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tularemia

New Latin, from Tulare County, California

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tularemia

noun
tu·la·re·mia
variants: or chiefly British tularaemia \ˌt(y)ü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə \

Medical Definition of tularemia 

: an infectious disease especially of wild rabbits, rodents, some domestic animals, and humans that is caused by a bacterium (Francisella tularensis), is transmitted especially by the bites of insects, and in humans is marked by symptoms (as fever) of toxemia

called also rabbit fever

Other Words from tularemia

tularemic or chiefly British tularaemic \-mik \ adjective

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