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Tularemia


Synonyms of Tularemia
  • Deerfly Fever
  • Rabbit Fever

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Tularemia is a rare infectious disease that most often affects small mammals such as rabbits, rodents and hares. It is highly infectious and is most often transmitted to humans by handling an infected animal or being bit by an infected tick or fly. People have not been known to transmit the infection to others. The disease is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The severity of tularemia varies greatly. Some cases are mild and self-limiting; others may have serious complications, and a small percentage (about 2 percent) even become life-threatening.

    Organizations related to Tularemia
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
    • World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
      Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
      Washington DC 20037
      Phone #: 202-974-3000
      800 #: --
      e-mail: postmaster@paho.org
      Home page: http://www.who.ch/



    For a Complete Report

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