|Description||Francisella tularensis bacteria transmitted in ticks|
|Location||North America, especially between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River|
|Cause||Getting bitten by a tick or drinking contaminated food or improperly cooked game meat and scratches or bites from infected animals|
|Symptoms||Sudden onset of high fever, chills, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, followed by slow-healing sores or lesions at the site of entry of bacteria, inflammation, swelling of lymph nodes|
|Treatment||Seek medical attention from a physician|
|Prevention||Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer.
Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves.
|Other Facts||Most cases are acquired during the summer months and the middle of winter
Animal hosts include: rabbits, hares, rodents and birds
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