Tularemia is a disease that can infect animals and people. Rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible and often die in large numbers during outbreaks. People can become infected in several ways, including: Tick and deer fly bites. Skin contact with infected animals.
Keeping this in view, how long does it take to recover from tularemia?
Treatment usually lasts 10 to 21 days. Although symptoms may last for several weeks, most treated patients make a full recovery. Untreated tularemia infections are fatal in 5-15% of cases.
Subsequently, question is, can tularemia go away on its own?
Fever may be high, and may go away for a short time only to return. Untreated, the fever usually lasts about four weeks. Other symptoms depend on the type of tularemia. In ulceroglandular tularemia, a red nodule appears at the site of inoculation and eventually forms an open sore associated with swollen lymph nodes.
What causes rabbit fever?
Rabbit fever: An infection in rabbits and other wild rodents caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that can be transmitted to humans by contact with infected animal tissues or ticks. Also called tularemia.
How contagious is tularemia?
Tularemia is not transmitted from person to person, so there is no contagious period for tularemia. However, some medical authors consider tularemia to be highly contagious to humans from environmental sources because of the small number of bacteria it takes to cause potentially lethal infections.