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Doctor insights on: Tularemia Symptoms In Rabbits

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What is the chance of catching tularemia from a dead rabbit?

Tularemia: Tularemia is a relatively rare disease but it can be transmitted from handling a sick or a dead rabbit that is infected. ...Read more

Dr. Harrison Lin
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Tularemia (Definition)

Tularemia = Rabbit fever = infectious bacterial disease caused by Francisella tularensis, which can be found in rodents & ...Read more


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What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals, insect bites, and even breathing infected dirt. It is most common in north america. Symptoms can include fever, muscle & joint aches, pneumonia, and eye redness. It confirmed by a blood test and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tularemia?

Tularemia: The signs ; symptoms of tularemia depend on which form it is (ulceroglandular, glandular, oculoglandular, oropharyngeal or pneumonic). Please check this great site: http://www. Cdc. Gov/tularemia/signssymptoms/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with tularemia?

What are the symptoms associated with tularemia?

Varied: Tularemia can cause skin ulcers, enlarged lymph nodes, eye symptoms, oral symptoms including sore throat an ulcers, and, in its most severe form, lung infection. What type of symptoms a person develops depends on how and where the bacteria entered the body. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tularemia?

What are the tests for tularemia?

Blood: Certain blood tests and cultures of the blood can be helpful in diagnosing tularemia. ...Read more

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What is the medical management of tularemia?

Antimicobials: Tularemia, whether glandular, typhoidal or pneumonic os treated with antimocrobiala. ...Read more

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What is modern management of tularemia disease?

What is modern management of tularemia disease?

Antibiotics: Typically, a type of antibiotic called and aminoglycoside is used to treat tularemia. Other choices include the flouroquinolones and the tetracyclines. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of getting francisella tularemia?

Who is at risk of getting francisella tularemia?

Inhaling it: F. Tularensis has been reported in birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates and mammals including humans. Infection can occur via skin (ulceroglandular), inhalation (pneumonic) as well as oropharyngeal and conjunctival infections. People who inhale bacteria-containing aerosol from carcasses= are most at risks (lawn mowers, gardeners, labworkers). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tularemia?

What is the treatment for tularemia?

Antgibiotics: Streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, and Ciprofloxacin are antibiotics which are commonly used to treat tularemia. ...Read more

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How does tularemia spread?

How does tularemia spread?

Tularemia: Tularemia can be transmitted to man in a variety of ways and depending on the way it is transmitted different symptoms can occur. A cut from exposure to certain wild animals or an infected tick bite can cause a skin ulcer with swollen regional lymph node or just the node swelling. Inhalation which can be associated with gardening or landscaping can cause pneumonia. Person to person spread is rare. ...Read more

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How does tularemia attack and spread?

How does tularemia attack and spread?

Many ways: Tularemia (named for tulare county ca, where discovered), can be acquired by direct contact with animals which carry it (rabbits, wild rodents, beavers, etc.). It can be inhaled and produce pneumonia, ingested and spread through the GI tract; gotten in the eyes through infected materials, etc., etc. It can also be spread person to person. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosis for tularemia?

How do you get diagnosis for tularemia?

Blood: Certain blood tests and cultures of the blood can be helpful in diagnosing tularemia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tularemia?

What is the definition or description of: Tularemia?

Tularemia: Tularemia = Rabbit fever = infectious bacterial disease caused by Francisella tularensis, which can be found in rodents & can cause human illness. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for tularemia?

What are some treatments for tularemia?

Antibiotics: Aminoglycoside, tetracycline and flouroquinolone antibiotics have all been used successfully to treat tularemia. ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I don't know if I'm allergic to my bunny. What are the symptoms?

Please help! I don't know if I'm allergic to my bunny. What are the symptoms?

Bunnies: If you sneeze, itch or cough when around your bunny, please avoid further exposure, and if symptoms are really bothersome see your doctor ...Read more

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Can I get scabies from my pet rabbit?

Can I get scabies from my pet rabbit?

Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can I be a veterinarian if allergic to rabbits?

Can I be a veterinarian if allergic to rabbits?

Yes: You can choose an area of veterinary medicine where you do not take care of rabbits or other rodents. Or you can undergo allergy shots to help reduce your allergy problems. See a board certified allergist for further advice. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the suffering with a rabbit allergy.?

How can I reduce the suffering with a rabbit allergy.?

Avoidance, meds: First, I would try to avoid exposure to rabbit (s). If that is not possible, over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) might be helpful. ...Read more