Tularemia is a bacterial infection of wild rodents that is caused by the organism Francisella tularensis. It is transmitted to humans by contact with animal tissues or ticks. There is current concern about its use as a biological weapon.
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Medical overview aimed at clinicians in identifying and treating tularemia, along with updated news and links related to the disease.
Article by Jonathan A Edlow, MD describing the symptoms, signs, treatment, and laboratory tests.
JAMA: Tularemia as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management
Includes research article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare: Tularemia
Chapter from the textbook on tularemia in .pdf form. [PDF]
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Tularemia
Features cause, symptoms, carriers, prevention, treatment, and prognosis.
New England Journal of Medicine: Tularemia Revisited
Article on recent outbreaks of the disease. (November 29, 2001)
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