Tularemia is a bacterial infection, commonly known as rabbit fever or deer tick fever. The disease is endemic to certain areas of the United States and is highly infectious. It has been identified as a possible agent of biological warfare in aerosol form. As few as 10 organisms can cause disease.


Tularemia is more common in wild animals than domestic ones, and is more often fatal in wild animals. Domestic animals are usually considered accidental hosts for F. tularensis. Some species are more susceptible than others to developing clinical disease. The incubation period is 1 to 10 days.

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Oct 1, 2016 | Posted by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO | Comments Off on TULAREMIA

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