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
- 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
- Biodefense - Wikipedia
Biodefense refers to measures to restore biosecurity to a group of organisms who are, or may be, subject to biological threats or infectious diseases.
- Tularemia as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public ...
Review from JAMA — Tularemia as a Biological Weapon — Medical and Public Health Management — ObjectiveThe Working Group on Civilian Biodefense has developed ...
- Bioterrorism - Wikipedia
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins or other harmful agents ...
- Tularemia | definition of tularemia by Medical dictionary
Tularemia Definition. Tularemia is an illness caused by a bacterium. It results in fever, rash, and greatly enlarged lymph nodes. Description. Tularemia infects a ...
- How Ready Are We for Bioterrorism? - The New York Times
Background In the summer of 2000, an outbreak of primary pneumonic tularemia occurred on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The only previously reported outbreak …
- Biological Warfare - sis.nlm.nih.gov
Biological Threat Ready.gov; Bioterrorism Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Counterterrorism U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Biodefense National ...
- Bioterrorism: An Update for Healthcare Professionals
Hospitals and clinics will have the first opportunity to recognize and initiate a response to a bioterrorism-related outbreak. Therefore, overall disaster plans must ...
- CDC | Bioterrorism Overview
A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants ...