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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Pneumonia also occurs in 10% to 15% of patients with ulceroglandular tularemia and in one-half of those patients with typhoidal tularemia.
However, in 2011, a case of ulceroglandular tularemia was reported in an adult bitten by a wild ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) in western Tasmania, Australia (8).
Because proper diagnosis and treatment of tularemia relies on a high index of suspicion and clinical presentation is related to the method of acquisition (e.g., development of ulceroglandular tularemia after an insect bite) (1,2), health-care providers should understand the local epidemiology of tularemia.
Ulceroglandular tularemia is the most commonly reported clinical form throughout the world (1,4,5,18).