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a disease of mice, rats and hamsters; caused by low humidity and high temperatures in the environment. The tail swells and becomes annulated as a result of constrictions along its length. It eventually becomes gangrenous and drops off. The feet may also be swollen and reddened.
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This report adds the ringtail possum
, found widely throughout Australia, to the list of species that are susceptible to tularemia and have transmitted this pathogen to humans.
The lemuroid ringtail possum
(Hemibelideus lemuroides) is one such species.
But it seems species like the common ringtail possum
and the rufous whistler don't know it.