Last Modified: Fri, 24 Nov 2023 10:23:27 GMT
Disease name Tularemia
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Tularemia is a zoonosis caused by Francisella tularensis. The causative bacterium is a Gram-negative coccoid rod, 0.2, 0.5 µm × 0.7,1.0 µm, non-motile and non-spore-forming organism that is an obligate aerobe with optimal growth at 37°C. It occurs naturally in lagomorphs (rabbits and hares), and in rodents, especially microtine rodents (such as voles, vole rats and muskrats), and beavers. A wide range of other mammals and several species of birds have also been reported to be infected.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact RVLSurveillance@agriculture.gov.ie
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/tularemia/