Tularemia (also known as "rabbit fever") is a infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The disease is endemic in North America, and parts of Europe and Asia. The primary vectors are ticks and deer flies, but can also be spread through other arthropods. Rodents, rabbits, hares and ticks often serve as reservoir hosts. The disease is named after Tulare County, California.
Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease-causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. It is meant to incapacitate or kill an adversary.
Tularemia as related to Biodefense and Bioterrorism
- Biodefense and Bioterrorism: MedlinePlus
Learn about and prepare for bioterrorism. Biodefense includes vaccines and other methods to protect against bioterrorism.
- Tularemia: Natural Disease vs. Act of Bioterrorism
Tularemia: Natural Disease vs. Act of Bioterrorism . Agent: Francisella tularensis. Common name: rabbit fever, deer fly fever, Ohara's disease
- Tularemia | Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, Texas
Tularemia is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (F. tularensis), one of the most infectious agents known.
- Biodefense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biodefense and Bioterrorism - Multiple Languages ... Tularemia English Hmoob (Hmong) PDF Minnesota Department of Health; Japanese (日本語) Biological …
- Bioterrorism, Biodefense, and Health Security - State
Bioterrorism, Biodefense, and Health Security. Biological terrorism -- the threat or intentional release of biological pathogens -- presents a unique set of foreign ...
- Wiley: Francisella Tularensis: Biology, Pathogenicity ...
This is the first book on tularemia. With the biodefense initiative, there has been a major boost by the NIH to fund studies on bioterrorism agents, including ...