A cluster of tularaemia after contact with a dead hare in the Netherlands

D. van de Wetering*, C. Oliveira dos Santos, M. Wagelaar, M. de Kleuver, M.G.J. Koene, H.I.J. Roest, B. Sinha, H. Tomaso, W.F.W. Bierman, Y. Stienstra

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Abstract

Tularemia is thought to be rare in the Netherlands. Here we describe a cluster of two patients who contracted tularaemia after field dressing of a hare found dead. Additionally, infection from the same source is suggested in three animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-482
JournalThe Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume73
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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Keywords

  • Dog
  • Ferret
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Hare
  • Tularaemia

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van de Wetering, D., Oliveira dos Santos, C., Wagelaar, M., de Kleuver, M., Koene, M. G. J., Roest, H. I. J., ... Stienstra, Y. (2015). A cluster of tularaemia after contact with a dead hare in the Netherlands. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine, 73(10), 481-482.