Hare-to-Human Transmission of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica, Germany

Otto, Peter GND; Kohlmann, R.; Müller, Wolfgang GND; Julich, Sandra GND; Geis, G.; Gatermann, S.G.; Peters, M.; Wolf, P.J.; Karlsson, E.; Forsman, M.; Myrtennäs, K.; Tomaso, Herbert GND

In November 2012, 7 persons who participated in a hare hunt in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, acquired tularemia. Two F. tularensis subsp. holarctica isolates were cultivated from human and hare biopsy material. Both isolates belonged to the FTN002–00 genetic subclade (derived for single nucleotide polymorphisms B.10 and B.18), thus indicating likely hare–human transmission.

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Otto, Peter / Kohlmann, R. / Müller, Wolfgang / et al: Hare-to-Human Transmission of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica, Germany. 2014.

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