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duck sickness

n :  a highly destructive form of botulism affecting esp. wild ducks in areas of the western U.S. in which drought has caused decay of aquatic vegetation thereby permitting excessive multiplication of a form of botulinum bacterium (Clostridium botulinum type C) and spreading of its characteristic toxin in feeding areas - called also duck disease  .

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