Tularemia

Tularemia is a disease caused by a bacteria that is spread by many different animals and insects. Tularemia is found throughout the United States. In Arizona from 2005-2015, about 10 individuals had tularemia.

Rabbit
  1. Transmission
  2. Signs & Symptoms
  3. Treatment
  4. Prevention

Tularemia is spread in multiple ways.  Tularemia can be spread by touching, hunting, or skinning infected animals, such as rabbits, muskrats, prairie dogs, or other rodents.  Certain insects, such as ticks or deer flies, can also spread tularemia by biting an individual.  An individual can also become infected if they breathe in, eat, or drink the bacteria.

Tularemia cannot be spread from person-to-person. 

  1. Office of Epidemiology


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    4041 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Phone: 602-372-2605 / 602-372-2614
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