Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A Mayo Clinic guide to tick species and the diseases they carry

Although there are hundreds of species of ticks found throughout the world, fewer than 60 are known to bite and spread disease to humans. Here are some of the more common human-biting ticks in the United States and the parts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Increased risk of tularemia as the climate changes

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans. The study has been published in the journal International Journal of ...

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Francisella tularensis infections from foods unlikely

In Germany, 41 cases of tularemia were reported in 2016. The infections are mainly due to direct contact with infected animals or with insect vectors like ticks and mosquitos.


Natural lipid acts as potent anti-inflammatory

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid—a waxy, fatty acid—used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. Inadvertently, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is tularemia and can I catch it from a possum?

Tularemia is a disease that affects humans and other animals. It is caused by infection with the bacterium Francisella tularensis and is commonly spread by biting insects or by direct contact with an infected animal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists unraveling the mysteries of rabbit fever

When Flagstaff Medical Center doctors recognized two patients' symptoms as those of rabbit fever, they reached out to county and state health officials, who turned to NAU's David Wagner for clarification. Wagner, an associate ...

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How to avoid tularemia, the rare 'rabbit fever' reported in Colorado

Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, is a relatively rare disease that has been reported in Larimer and Boulder counties. One person in Boulder County contracted tularemia in May and died of medical complications not related ...

Medical research

New discovery in battle against plague and bacterial pneumonias

Researchers from the Smiley lab at the Trudeau Institute have now identified a single component of the plague causing bacterium that can be used as a vaccine. This single "subunit" could potentially be used to create a safer ...

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