Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 1, P43-55 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.10.012 View full text
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Lora D. Thomas, William Schaffner

Abstract: Francisella tularensis is a zoonotic infection that can be acquired in multiple ways, including a bite from an arthropod, the handling of animal carcasses, consumption of contaminated food and water, or inhalation of infected particles. The most virulent subspecies of F tularensis is type A, which is almost exclusively seen in North America. Pneumonia can occur in tularemia, as either a primary process from direct inhalation, or as a secondary manifestation of ulceroglandular or typhoidal disease. This article…

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