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About Tularemia

Tularemia is a rare infectious disease that can attack the skin, eyes and lungs. Fewer than 200 cases of tularemia are reported annually in the United States — mainly in western and south-central states.

Tularemia, often called rabbit fever or deerfly fever, is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The disease mainly affects mammals, especially rodents, rabbits and hares, though it can also infect birds, reptiles and fish.

Tularemia spreads to humans through several routes, Continue reading About Tularemia