Francisella Tularensis Subspecies Holarctica, Tasmania, Australia, 2011

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;18(9):1484-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1809.111856.

Abstract

We report a case of ulceroglandular tularemia that developed in a woman after she was bitten by a ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) in a forest in Tasmania, Australia. Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica was identified. This case indicates the emergence of F. tularensis type B in the Southern Hemisphere.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Australia
  • Bites and Stings
  • Female
  • Francisella tularensis / classification*
  • Francisella tularensis / genetics
  • Francisella tularensis / isolation & purification
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Gentamicins / administration & dosage
  • Gentamicins / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Rec A Recombinases / genetics
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Trichosurus
  • Tularemia / diagnosis*
  • Tularemia / drug therapy
  • Tularemia / microbiology

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Gentamicins
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Rec A Recombinases