Definition of rabbit fever in US English:

rabbit fever


  • another term for tularemia
    • ‘In some cases, inflamed lymph nodes may be a sign of more serious diseases, such as tuberculosis, rabbit fever, cat scratch disease and sexually transmitted diseases.’
    • ‘Francisella tularensis is the bacterium that causes tularemia (also known as rabbit fever).’
    • ‘The Soviet military conducted the first bio-weaponry experiment using rabbit fever bacterium in 1936, according to the Monterey Institute of International Studies of the United States.’
    • ‘Tularemia, also known as ‘rabbit fever’, ‘deer fly fever’, and ‘lemming fever’, has been reported throughout North America and continental Europe, Russia, China, and Japan.’