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Tularemia bacterium hibernates and can be traced in terror attacks

Submitted by lsekela on February 27, 2019 - 10:10 AM

In one study, the Francisella tularenis bacterium was analyzed in infected people and animals during repeated outbreaks in Örebro, Sweden. It was then discovered that the bacterial genome remained identical for up to nine years. Furthermore, the bacterium could survive for four years without nutrition in a laboratory experiment.

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Umea University