Tularemia is a naturally occurring disease of wildlife, particularly rabbits, squirrels, and other rodents; it is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Tularemia is zoonotic, meaning both people and animals can get this disease, through tick and fly bites, and following contact with infected animals. It cannot be transferred from person to person.
- Tularemia Fact Sheet
Fact sheet answering the basic questions: How can you get tularemia? How is it treated? Can it be prevented?
- Reporting Tularemia
Who is required to report, what to report, and how to report cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.
More information on tularemia from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.