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How does tularemia spread?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
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