The Larimer County, Colorado, resident who was found to have tularemia developed a lung infection and may have been exposed to contaminated soil while gardening at home.
Outbreaks of tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, have been reported in the northen Czech city Ceska Lipa and its neighborhood area, Dubice and Dolni Libchava.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed a human case of tularemia tied to rabbit exposure in Cook County.
Researchers found that F. tularensis tricks host cell mitochondria, which produce energy for the cell, in two different phases of infection.
Researchers used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against anthrax, plague, and tularemia that uses a common delivery method, or “single vector,” to carry protective antigens to the immune system.
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From 2010 to 2016, an average of 31 cases of tularemia infection were recorded annually. In 2017, the number jumped to 129, a four-fold increase.
Kentucky health officials have closed a 240-acre field trial facility in Butler County after a captive wild rabbit tested positive for tularemia.
For the first time, researchers report a case of tularemia caused by an attack by a bird of prey.
The Federal Health Office reported 130 confirmed cases of tularemia in 2017.