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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001;7(3 Suppl):575-82.

Waterborne outbreak of tularemia associated with crayfish fishing.

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Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain. panda@isciii.es

Abstract

In 1997, an outbreak of human tularemia associated with hare-hunting in central Spain affected 585 patients. We describe the identification of Francisella tularensis biovar palaearctica in a second outbreak of ulceroglandular tularemia associated with crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) fishing in a contaminated freshwater stream distant from the hare-associated outbreak. The second outbreak occurred 1 year after the first.

PMID:
11485678
PMCID:
PMC2631832
DOI:
10.3201/eid0707.010740
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