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a generally fatal form of plague in which there is an intense bacteremia with symptoms of profound toxemia.
Synonym(s): pestis siderans
Severe bubonic plague; septicemia may precede the formation of buboes.
See also: plague
an epidemic of disease attended by great mortality.
an acute febrile, infectious, highly fatal disease caused by the bacillus Yersinia pestis. It is primarily a disease of rats and other rodents, dogs and cats, and is usually spread to humans by fleas. The more common form of plague is the bubonic. There is also a pneumonic type in humans, which can be spread directly from person to person by droplet infection. The clinical signs in all species are fever, vomiting and enlargement of lymph nodes, the buboes that give the disease its name.
an acute infectious disease of ducks caused by a herpesvirus and characterized by tissue hemorrhages and blood free in body cavities, eruptions on the mucosae of the digestive tract, degeneration of parenchymatous organs and lesions in lymph nodes. Called also duck virus enteritis.
see african horse sickness.
see avian influenza.
see bubonic plague (above).
hematogenous spread of infection to many organs may occur without the formation of buboes; occurs in the cat with pulmonary involvement, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and death.
see swine plague.
bubonic plague in wild animals in uninhabited areas. See also sylvatic plague.