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tularemia--united states, 1990-2000.tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the gram-negative coccobacillus francisella tularensis. known also as "rabbit fever" and "deer fly fever," tularemia was first described in the united states in 1911 and has been reported from all states except hawaii. tularemia was removed from the list of nationally notifiable diseases in 1994, but increased concern about potential use of f. tularensis as a biological weapon led to its reinstatement in 2000. this report summarizes tularemia cases repor ...200211900351
tularemia - united states, 2001-2010.tularemia is a rare but potentially serious bacterial zoonosis that has been reported from all u.s. states except hawaii. the etiologic agent, francisella tularensis, is highly infectious and can be transmitted through arthropod bites, direct contact with infected animal tissue, inhalation of contaminated aerosols, and ingestion of contaminated food or water. f. tularensis has been designated a tier 1 select agent because it meets several criteria, including low infectious dose, ability to infec ...201324280916
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