Tularaemia is caused by bacteria in wild animals and is found worldwide.
is caught by handling animal carcasses, hides, fur, or feces; and
sometimes by insects.
Incubation takes 1-14 days.
If bacteria enters through the skin by cuts or bites an ulcer will
form with localized lymph node swelling followed by fever and generalized
If inhaled, pneumonia will develop.
If neglected people develop
tonsillitis, pharyngitis, nausea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal
Generalized symptoms are fever, leader lymph nodes, aches
Untreated serious complications (meningitis,
and osteomylitis) can happen.
blood test will confirm this diagnosis.
is with antibiotics.
Health Organization WHO http://www.who.int/csr/delibepidemics/tularaemia/en/
for Disease for Control CDC http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/tularemia.htm