rabbit fevar (tularemia)

by, c.j. fowler

description

Francisella tularensis is the bacteria that causes tularemia. The disease is transmitted by getting bitten by an infected animal most likely a wild rodent or ticks and other biting insects that have recently bitten an infected animal you can also get it from eating or even touching a infected animals flesh. You can not get it from another person. Rabbit fever is mostly found in north America

symtoms

there are many tale tell signs of having rabbit fever such as chills, irritation in the eye, fever, headache, joint stiffness, red spot on skin growing in to an ulcer, shortness of breath, sweating, weight loss. there are a few different ways to test for like blood culture to test for infection in the blood stream, chest x-ray.

people affected and treatment

200people a year are affected by rabbit fever. treated cases have less than a 1% fatality and untreated cases have 5% fatality rate. the most common people to get rabbit fever are trappers and hunters for these people a vaccine is recommended. the best treatment is antibiotics for the infection but since there aren't many cases to date they haven't investigated it enough