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mud fever

noun
1.
another name for scratches
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mud fever in Medicine

mud fever n.
Leptospirosis caused by the spirochete, Leptospira grippotyphosa.

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Encyclopedia Article for mud fever

leptospirosis

acute systemic illness of animals, occasionally communicable to humans, that is characterized by extensive inflammation of the blood vessels. It is caused by a spirochete, or spiral-shaped bacterium, of the genus Leptospira.

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