The presence of infection was confirmed from biological material, the Sumy Regional Laboratory Center writes.
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Infection was found in rodents, ticks and in the environment.
Tularemia disease – what is it? This is an acute infectious disease of animals and humans. It is characterized by lesions of the lymphatic system, skin, spleen; the formation of multiple granulomatous-necrotic foci in various organs, fever and general intoxication. After an illness, lifelong immunity is produced.
There is a disease after ingestion of tularemia sticks. The main source of infection for humans is rodents (muskrats, rats, mice, gophers) and hares. Hunters, farmers, fur harvesters, butchers get infected quite often after contact with infected animals, while processing carcasses.
Some insect species spread pathogens through animal bites. You can pick up the disease through water that is contaminated with bacteria. In a production environment it is possible infection through the respiratory system.
Tularemia is unlikely transmitted from person to person.
Now the prevention of the disease in endemic areas comes down to the fight against rodents.
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