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Tularemia

Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:03:08 IST
Disease name Tularemia
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition 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
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://web.oie.int/fr/normes/mmanual/2008/pdf/2.01.18_TULAREMIA.pdf
Publications