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

Other Words from tularemia

tularemic \ ˌtü-​lə-​ˈrē-​mik How to pronounce tularemia (audio) , ˌtyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of tularemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Wisconsin ticks can spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi, ehrlichiosis, Powassan virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2022 Ticks can also transmit microbes that cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and human granulocytic anaplasmosis, among other diseases. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Apr. 2022 These generously sized mammals — adults range from 150 to 500 pounds — are known to spread more than 30 infectious diseases, 20 of which can be transmitted to humans, including leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis and tularemia. Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Lone star ticks have also been found to carry bacteria that cause the diseases ehrlichiosis and tularemia. NBC News, 16 Mar. 2022 The Justice Department alleges that the hackers targeted infectious-disease research related to Ebola, MERS, HIV/AIDS, Marburg and tularemia. Alexander Mallin, ABC News, 19 July 2021 Other tick-borne diseases include anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis and tularemia. Rachel Trent, CNN, 12 July 2021 Dog ticks, which are primarily prevalent in states east of the Rocky Mountains, can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia, though to a lesser extent than Lyme disease transmission, Salkeld said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 19 June 2021 Symptoms can vary, depending on the specific tick-borne disease, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and tularemia. Sarah Michels, The Enquirer, 13 June 2021 See More

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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 tularemia (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 tularemia (audio) \ adjective

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