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Year : 2005
Tome : 156
Volume : 1
Pages : 43-49
Title : Tularemia
Authors : P.-H. DUMAS
Summary : Tularemia, a class 3 bacterial infection due to Francisella tularensis, is a transmissible infectious disease of the lagomorphs and the small rodents. Its cycle involves ticks as well as micro-mammals. However, it is also a major zoonosis in man, especially for those involved in high-risk occupations such as game keepers, hunters, and breeders. The disease exists in several distinct forms in man, and reaches a mortlity rate of 1 %. After a short summary of the infectious agent and the disease it causes in the hare and in man, the available diagnosis methods are reviewed. In light of the rapid progression of this disease in the recent years, monitoring by the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (as part of the SAGIR network) was put in place.
Keywords : Tularemia, hare, zoonosis, diagnosis, surveillance
Correspondence : P.-H. DUMAS
Adress : Laboratoire de Pathologie Vtrinaire du Nord, Avenue Paul Langevin, BP207, 59654 Villeneuve dAscq Cedex e-mail : lpvn@wanadoo.fr
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