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tularemia

Syllabification: tu·la·re·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌt(y)o͞oləˈrēmēə
 
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(British tularaemia)

Definition of tularemia in English:

noun

A severe infectious bacterial disease of animals transmissible to humans, characterized by ulcers at the site of infection, fever, and loss of weight. Compare with rabbit fever.
Example sentences
  • Tick-borne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and relapsing fever.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Category A agents are those that cause diseases considered to pose the greatest risk to national security: anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism, tularemia and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
  • Other infectious diseases that pose a threat include plague, tularemia, botulism and tuberculosis.

Origin

1920s: modern Latin, from Tulare, the county in California where it was first observed.

Derivatives

tularemic

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Pronunciation: /ˈrēmik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Martha's Vineyard is the only place in the US to have witnessed two outbreaks of tularemic pneumonic disease.
  • To be sure, take all recommended antibiotics for any tularemic infection, but don't neglect to add the vitamin C as previously discussed.
  • This resulted in polyclonal activation of the immune system because the antibodies of these mice reacted with 6-12 compounds of the tularaemic antigen.

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