Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:18 IST
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 Gramnegative coccoid rod, 0.2¿0.5 ¿m × 0.7¿1.0 ¿m, 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 Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/