Definition of Deer fly fever

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

Exact synonyms: Rabbit Fever, Tularaemia, Tularemia, Yatobyo
Terms within: Chancre
Generic synonyms: Zoonosis, Zoonotic Disease

Definition of Deer fly fever

1. Noun. (informal) tularemia ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deer Fly Fever

deepwater prawn
deepwater prawns
deepwater squirrelfish
deer-fly disease
deer-fly fever
deer fern
deer fly
deer fly fever (current term)
deer hunt
deer hunter
deer hunting
deer in the headlights
deer ked
deer meat
deer mouse
deer mushroom
deer stalker
deer stalking
deer tick
deer ticks
deer trail

Literary usage of Deer fly fever

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"It is a small coccobacillus, and is doubtless identical with the organism described by Francis " as the cause of deer- fly fever in Utah. ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1921)
"Dr. Francis selected a typical case of deer-fly fever, and from this case two series of guinea-pigs and rabbits were inoculated. ..."

3. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"The flies have not been proven infective as long as 24 hours. This same organism has been isolated from cases of deer fly fever or ..."

4. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1920)
"Denotation, ded-o-la'-shun. A cutting off obliquely. Deep. Not superficial nor near the surface. D. Re'flex. See Reflex. Deer-fly Fever. ..."

5. Annual Report of the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service of the by United States Public Health Service (1920)
"DEER-FLY " FEVER. In response to a request by the State health commissioner of Utah, Surg. Edward Francis was detailed in April,, to resume his ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1920)
"... Dickson and Burke,20 Burke,21 Buckley and Shippen,22 Shippen,23 Graham, Brueckner and Pontius,24 and Graham and Bruckner.25 deer fly fever. ..."

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