salmon poisoning

noun

Medical Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/salmon%20poisoning. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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