tularaemia

<infectious disease, microbiology> A rare infection of rabbits and rodents caused by the bacteria Francisella tularensis. ... Francisella tularensis is found in many animals (rabbits, rodents) and may be transmitted by direct contact or via insect bite (ticks and deer-fly). Humans can also contract the illness via the direct contact with the ...
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Tularaemia

Tularaemia (rabbit fever) is an acute infectious bacterial disease affecting rodents, which can be transmitted to man by infected ticks or flies or by handling contaminated flesh. It is characterised by fever, chills, and inflammation of the lymph glands.
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