Tularemia


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Tularemia

An infectious bacterium that can cause lesions, fever, anorexia and death in humans. It has been used in American, Japanese and Soviet bioweapons programs. See also: Biowarfare.
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2 m, 5-year program to develop a tularemia vaccine.
Diagnosis on the basis of PCR test is of good choice as compared to serological tests in tularemia cases (Sjstedt et al.
tularensis subspecies, tularensis (Type A) and holarctica (Type B), cause human tularemia (1,2).
The aim of this study was to review adult cases who presented with inguinal lymphadenopathy (LAP) and were diagnosed with glandular tularemia, which is a rare site of involvement in Turkey.
In Turkey, tularemia outbreaks have been described as early as 1936-1938, but tularemia was not reportable until 2004.
Tularemia was first used in Manchuria by the Japanese.
Health care providers should be aware of the elevated risk for tularemia within these states and consider a diagnosis of tularemia in any person nationwide with compatible signs and symptoms," they wrote.
Tularemia in Bursa, Turkey: 205 cases in ten years.
The 2 cases of Yersinia lymphadenitis and the 1 case of tularemia were detected by culture.
In additional experiments with human immune cells, the treatment also demonstrated protection against three other types of disease-causing bacteria that, like the tularemia bacteria, occur naturally, can be highly virulent, and are considered possible agents of bioterrorism.
In parallel, the company will continue to advance Restanza as a biodefense agent against anthrax, plague and tularemia.
However, it wasn't until she was discussing her research at a family dinner with her grandmother that she became aware that her study of tularemia - commonly known as "rabbit fever"- would have a personal connection.