beaver fever


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Related to beaver fever: cryptosporidium, giardiasis, giardia

beaver fever

n
(Pathology) Canadian an infectious disease caused by drinking water that has been contaminated by wildlife
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12 Giardia, more commonly known as Beaver Fever, is never to be taken lightly--regardless of how cold and clear your water source appears.
You may see giardiasis referred to as "Beaver Fever," since beavers are believed to be a major source of giardial contamination of streams and ponds.
The disease is popularly known as 'beaver fever' as it also occurs in beavers as well as cows, rodents, sheep and many other animals.