Francisella tularensis infections from foods unlikely

Francisella (F.) tularensis is a highly virulent bacterial pathogen that is resistant to environmental stresses and causes tularemia. This disease affects wild animals, especially small mammals like rodents and hares, and is colloquially known as rabbit fever. F. tularensis infections are associated with high mortality in these reservoir hosts. Humans can also suffer from tularemia, although the illness caused by the subtype F. tularensis ssp. holarctica in Europe generally disappears spontaneously after a period of weeks or months.

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