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bubonic plague in rats and other wild animals.
Etymology: L, sylva, forest, plaga, stroke
an endemic disease of wild rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected flea. Infection of humans by wild animals is described as a sylvatic stage. It is found on every continent except Australia. See also bubonic plague.
Bubonic plague that is endemic among wild rodents and their fleas.
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.
found in the woods; occurring in animals of the forest.
the disease of wild rats, ground squirrels, mice, marmots, owls, gophers, badgers, rabbits, prairie dogs and chipmunks caused by Yersinia pestis, and which serves as a reservoir for urban rats which are the origin, via the oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis), of bubonic plague in humans.
that form of the disease transmitted by forest-dwelling animals, particularly foxes and wolves.
ringworm in domestic animals transmitted from wild animals.