What is Tularemia?
Tularemia is a disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible and often die in large numbers during outbreaks.
Symptoms vary based upon the route of infection, and severity ranges from mild to life-threatening. All forms are accompanied by fever, which can reach 104 °F. Blood tests & cultures can help confirm a tularemia infection. A 10-21 day antibiotic treatment period is generally prescribed to treat tularemia, with a high rate of full recovery following treatment. Forms of this disease are listed below:
For more information on RMSF, please visit the CDC RMSF website.
Tularemia Fact Sheet