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Tularemia (Deliberate Releases)

Francisella tularensis in blood culture, SRC Training HPA

Francisella tularensis is the causative agent of tularemia. Tularemia is extremely infectious and can easily be disseminated by a variety of routes, including airborne. 

This page provides links to clinical information and guidance for health professionals dealing with cases of tularemia arising as a result of a deliberate release. The information may also be relevant to accidental release incidents or naturally occurring outbreaks.