Other Names for this Disease
- Deerfly fever
- Francisella tularensis infection
- Lemming fever
- Ohara disease
- Pahvant Valley plague
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- Direct contact, through a break in the skin, with an infected animal or its dead body
- The bite of an infected tick, horsefly, or mosquito
- Eating infected meat (rare)
- Breathing in the bacteria, F. tularensis
Tularemia is not known to be spread from person to person. People who have tularemia do not need to be isolated.
Last updated: 5/10/2010
- Dugdale DC, Vyas JM. Tularemia. MedlinePlus. 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000856.htm. Accessed 5/10/2010.
- Key Facts About Tularemia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2003; http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/tularemia/facts.asp. Accessed 5/10/2010.