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Explainer: what is tularemia and can I catch it from a possum?

Researchers have found Australia’s first confirmed case of tularemia in a ringtail possum.
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John-Sebastian Eden, University of Sydney

Tularemia is a disease that affects humans and other animals. 967 more words


Review of Tick Attachment Time For Different Pathogens


Stephanie L. Richards, Ricky Langley, Charles S. Apperson and Elizabeth Watson 


Improvements to risk assessments are needed to enhance our understanding of tick-borne disease epidemiology. 792 more words


Of Rabbits and Men

Tularemia is known as a rabbit disease which is spread to those who handle them including hunters and cooks; however, at the recent Lyme Disease Association 17th Annual Conference on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases… 693 more words


Back to School

Sunset was coming early. The leaves were starting to turn, and the threat of snow, although slight, hung in the air. Sitting around the low campfire, the surrounding fields were pale with the light of the full moon, and then trees cast shadows of giants against the tent sides. 1,452 more words

Tularemia - "Rabbit Fever"

Over the last few Colorado springs and summers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has seen an increase in Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever”.  Tularemia is a bacterial infection (Francisella tularensis) which has the potential to infect dogs, cats and people. 218 more words


Wildlife officials want to use drones and peanut butter to help vaccinate PRAIRIE DOGS for PLAGUE ~ GRIZZLY attacks woman near CANADIAN campground west of CALGARY ~ Child in NORTH DAKOTA infected with HANTAVIRUS ~ COLORADO​ confirms WILD RABBIT had TULAREMIA ~ RABID CAT reports from NY & TX.

Black-footed ferret pursuing prairie dog. Image courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Montana 07/20/16 fastcoexist.com: by Adele Peters – For the endangered black-footed ferret—an adorable if vicious predator that lives in prairies—one of the biggest threats to survival is the… 921 more words

Viral Disease

NEW MEXICO confirms two new human cases of TULAREMIA ~ RABID CAT report from MD.

New Mexico 07/12/16 abqjournal.com: by Olivier Uyttebrouck – Two cases of human tularemia have been confirmed in Bernalillo County, including one unusual infection in the… 183 more words

Viral Disease