Tularemia also known as 'Rabbit Fever’ is a disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Humans can contract tularemia  from tick and deer fly bites or broken skin contact with infected animals, or eating infected animals (undercooked meat).



Skin Ulcer from Francisella tularensis. Photo credit from CDC

Tularemia is often treated with intramuscular streptomycin or intravenous gentamicin. 


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