Tularemia [electronic resource] / by Milton Friend.

Friend, Milton [Browse]
Reston, Va. : U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2006.
xi, 67 pages : digital, PDF file.


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Summary note
"Tularemia is a highly infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Infections in humans are not contagious and most often result from contact with infected wildlife, ingestion of or contact with contaminated water, or bites from ticks and other arthropods that have fed on infected wildlife. Aerosol transmission is another way humans can become infected. Disease is expressed in different clinical forms, and varies in severity depending on the virulence of the organism, dose, and site of inoculum. Tularemia has a broad geographic distribution in the Northern Hemisphere and is more restricted elsewhere. A wide variety of species have been naturally infected by F. tularensis; the number of species reported to be susceptible to infection exceeds 300, according to a recent report, which does not include some of the cold-blooded species such as fish and snakes reported by others."--Overview.
Title from Web page (viewed on Sept. 28, 2007).
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-61).
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