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Tularemia is a bacterial disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Humans can become infected through several routes, including tick and deer fly bites, skin contact with infected animals, ingestion of contaminated water, laboratory exposure, and inhalation of contaminated dusts or aerosols. Humans can also be exposed as a result of bioterrorism.
What is required?
Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratories
Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required by law to report cases and suspect cases of Tularemia to local health departments immediately, day or night. Call 971-673-1111 to reach the state health department doctor on call.
For Local Health Departments
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