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Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:50:54 IST
Disease name
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Tularemia is a zoonosis caused by Francisella tularensis. The causative bacterium is a Gramnegative coccoid rod, 0.2¿0.5 ¿m × 0.7¿1.0 ¿m, non-motile and non-spore-forming organism that is an obligate aerobe with optimal growth at 37°C. . It occurs naturally in lagomorphs (rabbits and hares), and in rodents, especially microtine rodents (such as voles, vole rats and muskrats), and beavers. A wide range of other mammals and several species of birds have also been reported to be infected.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
RVL Division
Micheál Casey SSRO
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