Francisella tularensis - Tularemia

Francisella tularensis causes potentially severe zoonotic disease in humans. It is sometimes referred to as rabbit fever or deer-fly fever. Serology is the preferred means of confirmation. Clinicians may want to consider testing for other similar disorders, including Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever), Rickettsia typhi (typhus fever), Brucella spp, and Pasteurella multocida (pasteurellosis).

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Last Update: July 2018