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Tularaemia in Minnesota: Case Report and Brief Epidemiology
- Scheftel, J.M., Griffith, J.M., Leppke, B.A., Pantlin, G.C., Snippes, P.M., Wünschmann, A.
- Zoonoses and public health 2010 v.57 no.7-8 pp. e165
- cats, cat diseases, Francisella tularensis, tularemia, emerging diseases, epidemiological studies, case studies, zoonoses, urban areas, Minnesota
- The 2008 case presented here of tularaemia in a cat and its owner occurred in an urban setting and was associated with animal contact, a relatively rare mode of transmission in Minnesota in recent years. Response to this case exemplified a 'One Health' approach involving pre-existing relationships, cooperation between multiple disciplines and laboratory infrastructure that facilitated information sharing.