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  • DNA Markers Distinguish Between Harmless and Deadly Bacteria
    The virulent pathogen that causes the disease tularemia, or "rabbit fever," was weaponized during past world wars and is considered a potential bioweapon. Through a new study of the coccobacillus Francisella, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are working to use DNA ...More
    December 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Experiments Reveal Key Components of the Body's Machinery for Battling Tularemia
    Research led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified key molecules that trigger the immune system to launch an attack on the bacterium that causes tularemia. The research was published online March 16 in Nature Immunology. ...More
    March 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Studying Zoonotic Feline Tularemia by Finding Influential Geospatial Factors
    A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence. Ram Raghavan, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and collaborative ...More
    February 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists are Uncovering the Secrets of Tularemia
    Tularemia, otherwise known as "rabbit fever," is endemic in the northeastern United States, and is considered to be a significant risk to biosecurity -- much like anthrax or smallpox -- because it has already been weaponized in various regions of the world. At the 58th ...More
    February 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Warn of Tularemia in Texas Feral Hogs
    After finding evidence in feral hogs of the bacteria that causes tularemia, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University are warning hunters and ranchers to use caution when handling wild game. Steve Presley, a zoonotic ...More
    January 25, 2011 Posted in News