A case report of human tularemia from Iran

  • Mahdi Rohani Department of Microbiology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran AND National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran
  • Behzad Mohsenpour Zoonosis Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Ahmad Ghasemi National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran AND Department of Bacteriology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
  • Saber Esmaeili National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran AND Department of Bacteriology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Karimi Centre for Communicable Diseases Control, Deputy of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Heinrich Neubauer Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Jena, Germany
  • Herbert Tomaso Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Jena, Germany
  • Ehsan Mostafavi National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran AND Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1997-517X
Keywords: Francisella tularensis, Hare, Tularemia, Iran

Abstract

Tularemia is one of the most contagious bacterial infections. Here, we report a human case of glandular tularemia in Iran following the first report in 1980. The patient was a 6-year-old girl who had consumed a hunted hare in Kurdistan Province in western Iran.

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Published
2018-10-06
How to Cite
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Rohani M, Mohsenpour B, Ghasemi A, Esmaeili S, Karimi M, Neubauer H, Tomaso H, Mostafavi E. A case report of human tularemia from Iran. IJM. 10(4):250-3.
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