Inguinal Ulceroglandular Tularemia Caused by Francisella tularensis Subspecies holarctica, Canada

TitleInguinal Ulceroglandular Tularemia Caused by Francisella tularensis Subspecies holarctica, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsBoodman C, Richert Q, Lother SA, Kasper K, Fanella S, Lagace-Wiens P, Keynan Y
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue4
Start Page1228
Pagination1228-1229
Date Published04/2021
Abstract

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the gram-negative coccobacillus Francisella tularensis, a Biosafety Level 3 pathogen and potential agent of bioterrorism. We describe 2 cases of perigenital ulcer disease caused by Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica in Manitoba, Canada. These cases caused inadvertent exposure among laboratory personnel.

URLhttps://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/4/20-3262_article