European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 232–233

A family outbreak of tularemia

  • D. Greco
  • E. Ninu

DOI: 10.1007/BF00234096

Cite this article as:
Greco, D. & Ninu, E. Eur J Epidemiol (1985) 1: 232. doi:10.1007/BF00234096


A family cluster of tularemia is described. In a family of three members different clinical type of the disease occurred after having been exposed to a sick wild hare. From the hare kidney Francisella tularensis type 1 was isolated. Pneumonic, typhoid-like tularemia occurred in the father who inhaled hare skin hairs and an ulceroglandular form in the mother and in the child who had direct contact with the animal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Greco
    • 1
  • E. Ninu
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e BiostatisticaIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomaItaly
  2. 2.Unità Multizonale di Medicina PreventiyaArezzoItaly