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Tularemia in North America, 1930-1974

William Livingston Jellison

Tularemia in North America, 1930-1974

by William Livingston Jellison

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Published by University of Montana, University of Montana Foundation in Missoula .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North America
    • Subjects:
    • Tularemia -- North America -- History.,
    • Tularemia -- Transmission.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam L. Jellison.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA644.T75 J45
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 276 p. :
      Number of Pages276
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5053333M
      LC Control Number74015263

      The first written account of tularemia in the US was in noting signs and symptoms compatible with tularemia in Native Americans who had handled jackrabbits (Barnes, ).A “plague-like” disease in ground squirrels was identified in during animal surveillance in California but microscopic observation of tissue sections demonstrated organisms inconsistent with the characteristic Cited by: Background In the summer of , an outbreak of primary pneumonic tularemia occurred on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The only previously reported outbreak of pneumonic tularemia in the United Cited by:

        In the US, 90 to cases of tularemia have been reported yearly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from to 4 Tularemia Cited by: Jellison WL Tularemia in North America, Missoula, Montana University of Montana; 3. Young LSBicknell DSArcher BG et al. Tularemia epidemic: Vermont, Forty-seven cases linked to contact with muskrats. N Engl J Med. ; 60Google Scholar.

        Tularemia is endemic in neoarctic and paleoarctic regions between the latitudes of 30° and 71° N (ie, North America, Europe, states of the Russian Federation, China, and Japan [Dennis ]). In , investigators identified one case of type B infection in a woman who was bitten by a ringtail possum in a forest in Tasmania, Australia. The disease is uncommon in DC, though it was common in the s and s among market men handling wild rabbits (from Jellison's text "Tularemia in North America "). Indeed, Jellison stated that by , the District ranked 4th in North America in total cases of the disease diagnosed, following Ohio, Montana, and Tennessee.


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Tularemia in North America, 1930-1974 by William Livingston Jellison Download PDF EPUB FB2

Tularemia in North America, [Jellison, William Livingston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tularemia in North America, Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jellison, William L. (William Livingston), Tularemia in North America, Tularemia is a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Francisella tularensis.

The disease is manifested by a broad range of signs and symptoms that include one or more of the following: an ulcer at the initial site of infection, regional lymphadenopathy, fever, chills, headache, malaise, sore throat, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and, in severe forms, dyspnea and septic shock.

v Preface “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ” Charles Dickens, The continually emerging story of the bacterial disease tularemia (Francisella tularensis) is akin to a major theme of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Tale of Two Cities.”1 That theme is “the possibility of resurrection and transformation, both on a personal level and on a social level.”2.

Tularemia is a rare zoonotic infection caused by the bacterium Francisella disease is endemic in North America and parts of Europe and Asia. Arthropods (ticks and deer flies) are the main transmission vector, and small animals (rabbits, hares, and muskrats) serve as reservoir hosts.

THE HISTORY OF TULAREMIA IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY. Tularemia in North America, US publishing Department, University of.

Montana; 4. Gideon Web site. The causative agent of tularemia, Francisella tularensis, is a formidable biologic agent that occurs naturally throughout North by: The causative agent of tularemia, Francisella tularensis, is a formidable biologic agent that occurs naturally throughout North America.

We examined genetic and spatial diversity patterns among. Tularemia. Tularemia, or rabbit fever, is caused by the infectious bacterial agent Francisella disease is characterized by fever, localized skin or mucous membrane ulceration.

Tularemia is most common in the Northern Hemisphere, including North America and parts of Europe and Asia. It occurs between 30º and 71º north latitude. In the United States, although records show that tularemia was never particularly common, incidence rates continued to drop over the course of the 20th century.

Between andthe rate dropped to less than 1 per one million, meaning the Causes: Francisella tularensis (spread by ticks, deer.

The most common is ulceroglandular tularemia; more serious forms include pneumonic, typhoidal, and meningitic tularemia. Nearly all human cases of tularemia in the United States are caused by F.

tularensis subspecies tularensis (type A) or F. tularensis subspecies holarctica, (type B) (2). Sateia HF, Melia MT, Cofrancesco J Jr. Tularemia presenting as suspected necrotic arachnidism.

Clin Case Rep ; Urich SK, Petersen JM. In vitro susceptibility of isolates of Francisella tularensis types A and B from North America. Antimicrob Agents Chemother ; Georgi E, Schacht E, Scholz HC, Splettstoesser WD.

In North America, F. tularensis has been described in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, the majority of cases traditionally occur in the south-central states. Over time, however, the southern border of tularemia in the United States has shifted northward. The causative agent of tularemia, Francisella tularensis, is a formidable biologic agent that occurs naturally throughout North America.

We examined genetic and spatial diversity patterns among US F. tularensis isolates by using a marker multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) system. MLVA identified unique genotypes. Tularemia is an uncommon disease caused by Francisella tularensis, a highly infectious gram-negative coccobacillus found in rabbits, hares, rodents, and arthropods throughout the northern hemisphere.

Humans become infected through arthropod bites, handling infected animal tissues, ingestion of contaminated food or water, and inhalation of contaminated aerosols. Tularemia — United States, – Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the gram- negative coccobacillus Francisella tularensis.

Known also as “rabbit fever” and “deer fly fever,” tularemia was first described in the United States in and has been reported from all states except Hawaii.

Francisella tularensis is a pathogenic species of Gram-negative coccobacillus, an aerobic bacterium. It is nonspore-forming, nonmotile, and the causative agent of tularemia, the pneumonic form of which is often lethal without is a fastidious, facultative intracellular bacterium, which requires cysteine for growth.

Due to its low infectious dose, ease of spread by aerosol, and high Class: Gammaproteobacteria. The disease is named after Tulare County, California and most commonly occurs in North America and parts of Europe and Asia. Although outbreaks can occur in the United States, they are rare.

Depending on the site of infection, tularemia has six characteristic clinical symptoms: ulceroglandular, glandular, oropharyngeal, pneumonic. F. tularensis subsp. tularensis (Type A) is the most common type in North America, associated with a tick-rabbit cycle Jellison type B (F.

tularensis subsp. holarctica, and previously subsp. palaearctica) 8, 25, is a less virulent type, responsible for human tularemia infection in the Northern Hemisphere, to include Europe and Asia as well as North by: 4.

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease of the northern hemisphere. The etiologic agent Francisella tularensis has been recovered from numerous animal species [] and can be transmitted to humans through arthropod bites, inhalation or ingestion of the organism, and direct skin contact with infected tissues [1, 4, 5].Illness severity varies and depends on route of infection, dose, and infecting Cited by:.

Types of Ticks The information on Lyme disease presented on this web site has been reviewed and approved by one or more members of our Medical Leadership Board. A multitude of environmental and human factors has created a near “perfect storm” over the past 20 years leading to a population explosion of ticks throughout North America.Editorial Note: This outbreak is similar to two previously reported tick-borne outbreaks of tularemia in the United States.

In12 cases occurred on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations in South Dakota (1); in12 cases occurred on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana (2).In North America, tularemia is caused by 2 subspe-cies of F. tularensis, subsp. tularensis (type A) and subsp.

holarctica (type B). The distribution of type A and type B strains appears largely overlapping within the United States, with some geographic distinctions (1,2). Ecologi-cally, the 2 subspecies are thought to be maintained in dis.