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tularaemia

(ˌtuːləˈriːmɪə) or

tularemia

n
(Pathology) an acute infectious bacterial disease of rodents, transmitted to man by infected ticks or flies or by handling contaminated flesh. It is characterized by fever, chills, and inflammation of the lymph glands. Also called: rabbit fever
[C19/20: from New Latin, from Tulare, county in California where it was first observed; see -aemia]
ˌtulaˈraemic, ˌtulaˈremic adj
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Noun1.tularaemia - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
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