Tularemia Transmission to Humans, the Netherlands, 2011-2021

Jolianne M. Rijks*, Anna D. Tulen, Daan W. Notermans, Frans A.G. Reubsaet, Maaike C. de Vries, Miriam G.J. Koene, Corien M. Swaan, Miriam Maas

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We used national registry data on human cases of Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica infection to assess transmission modes among all 26 autochthonous cases in the Netherlands since 2011. The results indicate predominance of terrestrial over aquatic animal transmission sources. We recommend targeting disease-risk communication toward hunters, recreationists, and outdoor professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


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