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What is Tularemia?

What is Tularemia?

A rare infection by the bacteria Francisella tularensis which can result in serious illness. The ...more »

  • Tularemia: A rare infections disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (a gram-negative pleomorphic coccobacillus). Transmission occurs through contact with infected animals or there habitats e.g. bites from infected insects or other animals, eating infected wild animals, contact with contaminated water and soil. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the method of infection. For example infection through inhalation can cause symptoms similar to pneumonia, eating infected animals can cause a sore throat and abdominal symptoms and transmission through the skin can cause result in a painful skin ulcer.

Tularemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tularemia, or a subtype of Tularemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tularemia: Introduction

Types of Tularemia:

Broader types of Tularemia:

What causes Tularemia?

Causes of Tularemia: see causes of Tularemia

What are the symptoms of Tularemia?

Symptoms of Tularemia: see symptoms of Tularemia

Can anyone else get Tularemia?

More information: see contagiousness of Tularemia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tularemia

Tularemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tularemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tularemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Tularemia: see treatments for Tularemia

Name and Aliases of Tularemia

Main name of condition: Tularemia

Other names or spellings for Tularemia:

Francisella tularensis infection

Francisella tularensis infection
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tularemia: Related Conditions

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