Tularemia

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Tularemia

Tularemia is an infection common in wild rodents caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. It is transmitted to humans by contact with infected animal tissues or by ticks, biting flies, and mosquitoes. The condition is most common in North America and parts of Europe and Asia. It is very rare in the United States. The illness, which is characterized by fever, chills, headache, joint pain and muscle weakness, may continue for several weeks after symptoms begin. Streptomycin and tetracycline are commonly used to treat the infection.

 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tularemia" returned 132 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Tularemia is spreading from north to south side of Turkey: a small outbreak in Kahramanmaras, Turkey].
 

Author(s): İlkay Bozkurt, Selçuk Kiliç

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2014 Jul;48(3):413-9.

 

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis. Sporadic tularemia cases have been increasingly reported particularly from provinces located at northwest and central regions of Turkey especially during last two decades, as well as waterborne outbreaks reported from ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Molecular investigation of tularemia outbreaks, Spain, 1997-2008.
 

Author(s): Jaime Ariza-Miguel, Anders Johansson, María Isabel Fernández-Natal, Carmen Martínez-Nistal, Antonio Orduña, Elías F Rodríguez-Ferri, Marta Hernández, David Rodríguez-Lázaro

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 May;20(5):754-61.

 

Tularemia outbreaks occurred in northwestern Spain in 1997-1998 and 2007-2008 and affected >1,000 persons. We assessed isolates involved in these outbreaks by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis with 2 restriction enzymes and multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis of ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Evaluation of patients with Tularemia in Bolu province in northwestern Anatolia, Turkey.
 

Author(s): Zafer Mengeloglu, Arif Duran, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Tarik Ocak, Abdülkadir Kücükbayrak, Mustafa Karadag, Tekin Tas, Hayrettin Akdeniz

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Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis. Here we present an epidemic occurring in Bolu province, located in northwestern Anatolia in Turkey, and some features of the cases.

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014

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The terms "Tularemia" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neutrophils: potential therapeutic targets in tularemia?
 

Author(s): Lee-Ann H Allen

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The central role of neutrophils in innate immunity and host defense has long been recognized, and the ability of these cells to efficiently engulf and kill invading bacteria has been extensively studied, as has the role of neutrophil apoptosis in resolution of the inflammatory response. ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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Immunotherapy for tularemia.
 

Author(s): Jerod A Skyberg

Journal: Virulence. 2013 Nov;4(8):859-70.

 

Francisella tularensis is a gram-negative bacterium that causes the zoonotic disease tularemia. Francisella is highly infectious via the respiratory route (~10 CFUs) and pulmonary infections due to type A strains of F. tularensis are highly lethal in untreated patients (> 30%). In ...

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2014

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Live attenuated tularemia vaccines: recent developments and future goals.
 

Author(s): Mark E Marohn, Eileen M Barry

Journal: Vaccine. 2013 Aug;31(35):3485-91.

 

In the aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks in the U.S., numerous efforts were made to increase the level of preparedness against a biological attack both in the US and worldwide. As a result, there has been an increase in research interest in the development of vaccines and other ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2013

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Anesthesia; Pain; Reflux; Nausea; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure)

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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