Pontiac fever

noun

Pon·​ti·​ac fever ˈpänt-ē-ˌak- How to pronounce Pontiac fever (audio)
: 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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“Pontiac fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pontiac%20fever. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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