Johne's disease: pronounced "YO-nees"; caused
by M. paratuberculosis; National Milk Producers Federation
estimates that the disease causes the USA dairy industry
$200 million a year; some think that there may be a link
of this disease with Crohn's disease (which afflicts about
500,000 USA people, most of whom are under 30)
bites: especially when no spleen or splenic insufficiency (DF-2 bacterium)...one man almost died and another did die in our hospital.
animals or hides from some foreign countries: anthrax.
Rabbit fever due to tularemia (bacterium Francisella tularensis) from tick or deer fly bite after feeding on sick or dead infected rabbit & presents usually as an ulceroglandular combination.
(posted 9 Feb. 2002; last modified 6 December 2015)