Tularemia

03 February 2012

Tularemia is caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis.

Symptoms can include headache, chilliness, vomiting, aching pains, fever, swollen glands, sweating, weight loss, debility.  Infection site develops into an ulcer.

Treatment can include streptomycin or gentamicin. 

Ticks that transmit tularemia include Ixodes scapularis (black legged/deer tick), Amblyomma americanum (lone star), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog) and Dermacentor andersoni (wood).

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