Francisella tularensis bacteria associated with feline tularemia in the United States

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Abstract

Tularemia in the United States was examined by reviewing 106 Francisella tularensis isolates, mostly from Nebraska, collected during 1998–2012: 48% of Nebraska cases were cat-associated; 7/8 human cases were caused by subtype A.I. A vaccine is needed to reduce feline-associated tularemia, and cat owners should protect against bites/scratches and limit their pet’s outdoor access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2068-2071
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Francisella tularensis
Tularemia
Felidae
Cats
Bacteria
Pets
Bites and Stings
Vaccines

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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