rabbit fever

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Related to rabbit fever: tularemia, sleeping sickness
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Synonyms for rabbit fever

a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals

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"Rabbit fever?" she recalled her grandmother asking, before revealing that Ms.
In one example, the team detected relatives of Francisella tularensis, a naturally occurring bacterium that causes tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, and a potent bacterium considered to be a possible candidate for a bioterror weapon.
Rabbit Fever is a British comedy, a mockumentary following a group of women who attend Rabbits Anonymous meetings to beat their addiction.
Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever or deer-fly fever, is caused by the gram-negative intracellular pathogen Francisella tularensis (1).
Humans can contract the potentially life-threatening disease, commonly known as rabbit fever or deerfly fever, by coming into contact with infected animal tissue or from tick, mosquito and deerfly bites.
It mainly affects rodents and is often called rabbit fever.
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