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Pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin
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a genus of birds of the order Strigiformes. The body length varies from 36 to 75 cm. The facial disk is not well defined. The digits are feathered. There are hornlike tufts of feather on the sides of the head.

The genus comprises 12 species, which are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The USSR has one species, the eagle owl (B. bubo), which is distributed from the polar circle to the southern borders. The plumage varies from very light to reddish brown and often has markings; the back is darker.

Bubo are either crepuscular or nocturnal. Some species are sedentary, and some, migratory. Bubo inhabit forests, steppes, deserts, and mountains. Nests are built on the ground beneath trees, in washed-out hollows of ravines, or in rock crevices. A clutch contains two or three, rarely four, eggs, which are incubated by the female for 35 days. The young fly well 100 days after hatching. Bubo feed on mammals—from mice to hares and young roe deer—birds, frogs, and large insects. Although bubo benefit man by destroying rodents, they sometimes prove harmful to the hunting industry.

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An inflammatory enlargement of lymph nodes, usually of the groin or axilla; commonly associated with chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and plague.
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(1) The plague presents in the bubonic form 80% to 95% of the time, and it has never been reported in Michigan (where we treated this patient); however, there was a laboratory case in Illinois.
During 2004-2014, among the 4,224 cases and 175 deaths resulting from bubonic plague, 3,369 (79.8%) cases and 127 (72.6%) deaths were reported in the 5 HZs in Ituri highlands (Figure 4).
The rodents are divided into five subgroups; those who have not contracted the disease but may get it if they get in contact with [I.sub.HS], [I.sub.HP], [I.sub.RS], [I.sub.HP], [I.sub.F], or A, referred to as susceptible rodents and denoted by [S.sub.R]; those who have the disease but have not shown any symptom and are incapable of transmitting the disease referred to as exposed and denoted by [E.sub.R]; those who are infected and capable of transmitting the disease are divided into three subgroups: those who have bubonic plague denoted by [I.sub.RB], those with septicemic plague denoted by [I.sub.RS], and those who have pneumonic plague [I.sub.RP].
After more than a 20 years' gap, two large bubonic plague outbreaks were recorded in 1973-1974 and 1975.
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