Where better to test cultures of anthrax, typhoid, plague and tularemia than on an island in a sea in the middle of the desert?
"tularemia, of course," he said, touching his lighter to the tip.
Actually, many kinds of mammals are quite as likely to have tularemia as are rabbits.
No evidence of plague or of tularemia was reported after study of 494 small rodents obtained from 13 localities in the Park.
Now that streptomycin is available, cases of tularemia in persons are easily cured.
tularemia tu·la·re·mi·a (tōō'lə-rē'mē-ə, tyōō'-)
An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that chiefly affects rodents but can also be transmitted to humans, in whom it causes intermittent fever and swelling of lymph nodes.
An infectious disease characterized by intermittent fever and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. It chiefly affects wild rabbits and rodents but can also be transmitted to humans through the bite of various insects or through contact with infected animals.