salmon poisoning


: a highly fatal febrile disease of fish-eating dogs and other canine mammals that resembles canine distemper and is caused by a rickettsial bacterium (Neorickettsia helminthoeca) transmitted by encysted larvae of a fluke (Nanophyetus salmincola) ingested with the raw flesh of infested salmon, trout, or salamanders

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“Salmon poisoning.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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