Tularemia Clinical Information

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Symptoms of Tularemia

When infection occurs, symptoms may appear 1 to 14 days after exposure to the bacterium. Beginning symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Sudden fever and chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

Other symptoms depend on how the patient was exposed to the bacterium:

  • Skin or mouth lesions
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Swollen, painful eyes

CDC Information on Tularemia Symptoms

 

Treatment of Tularemia 

Although difficult to diagnose, tularemia can be treated with antibiotics and most patients completely recover. 

CDC Information on Tularemia Treatment

For More Information On Tularemia
Or Other Vector-Borne Diseases Contact:
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov