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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Symptoms of rabbit fever include swollen glands and skin ulcers, and Type A symptoms most commonly resemble pneumonia, indicating that the infection was picked up in the environment.
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.
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