What Is Tularemia?

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2. Insect Bites

Tularemia can infect other animals that are prone to having parasites like ticks and flies that will feed off their blood. When a parasite does feed off an infected animal then the parasite will itself become infected. When the parasite feeds off a human, the bacterium responsible for tularemia can then be passed on again.

There are a number of potential ways that tularemia can be transmitted. One of these is by way of insect bites. It is usually tick bites that are responsible for spreading the disease, although it is also sometimes spread by deer flies. Precautions should be taken to avoid being bitten in high risk areas.


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