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
The primary NIH organization for research on Biodefense and Bioterrorism is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- 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 | CIDRAP
NEWS SCAN: Salmonella from tahini, USDA biosecurity strategy, HHS-GSK portfolio effort, tick-borne disease in Korea, Horn of Africa polio
- Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and ...
MISSION: To expand the scope and quality of research in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases in the region, with the goal of developing the next generation of ...
- JAMA Network | JAMA | Tularemia as a Biological Weapon ...
Objective The Working Group on Civilian Biodefense has developed consensus-based recommendations for measures to be taken by medical and public health professionals ...
- Epidemiologic information on bioterrorism
An electronic library on bioterrorism is available with 1,600+ news articles that appeared in this site during two years from October 2001 through ...
- Tularemia: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Tularemia is an infection common in wild rodents that is passed to humans through contact with infected animal tissues or by ticks, biting flies, and ...
- Tularemia Facts | UPMC Center for Health Security
Basic information about Francisella tularensis (tularemia), including its use as a biological weapon, signs and symptons, transmission, infection control measures ...
- How Ready Are We for Bioterrorism? - NYTimes.com
Biodefense refers to short term, local, usually military measures to restore biosecurity to a given group of persons in a given area who are, or may be, subject to ...