tularemia

noun
tu·​la·​re·​mia | \ ˌtü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə How to pronounce tularemia (audio) , 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 How to pronounce tularemic (audio) , ˌtyü-​ \ adjective

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Beyond that, tularemia infection can happen from breathing in matter such as dust that contains Francisella tularensis bacteria, like while gardening. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "8 Tick-Borne Illnesses That Aren’t Lyme Disease," 26 July 2019 If a pet is infected, people, too, can contract tularemia via their pet’s saliva or by handling infected hares. Fox News, "Alaska officials warn hares could spread deadly disease to people, pets," 8 June 2019 Alaska Department of Fish and Game veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen says tularemia is showing up in hares. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports tularemia can be transmitted to dogs and cats that mouth or catch sick hares. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 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 man’s doctor ordered a series of test that came back positive for Francisella tularensis, leading to a glandular tularemia diagnosis. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Man's painful bacterial infection linked to pet cat," 12 Sep. 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 Cook County, Illinois, health officials are warning residents of a Chicago suburb to keep themselves and their pets away from wild rabbits after a dead one found there last week had the disease tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Don't touch bunnies. Illinois residents are warned about rabbit fever in their area," 29 June 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 How to pronounce tularaemia (audio) \

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 How to pronounce tularaemic (audio) \ adjective

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