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duck sickness


Medical Definition of duck sickness

  1. :  a highly destructive form of botulism affecting especially wild ducks in areas of the western United States in which drought has caused decay of aquatic vegetation thereby permitting excessive multiplication of a form of botulinum bacterium (Clostridium botulinum type C) and spreading of its characteristic toxin in feeding areas—called also duck disease

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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