Tularemia (Rabbit Fever)

  • Medical Author:
    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP

    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.

  • Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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Where can people find more information about tularemia?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tularemia
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/tularemia/facts.asp

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/tularemia/index.html

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics

REFERENCES:

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Key Facts About Tularemia." Oct. 7, 2003. <http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/tularemia/facts.asp>.

United States. United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration. "Tularemia." <http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/tularemia/index.html >.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2015
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