A call for renewed research on tick-borne Francisella tularensis in the Arkansas-Missouri primary national focus of tularemia in humans.

@article{Eisen2007ACF,
  title={A call for renewed research on tick-borne Francisella tularensis in the Arkansas-Missouri primary national focus of tularemia in humans.},
  author={Lars Eisen},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={389-97}
}
  • Lars Eisen
  • Published 2007 in Journal of medical entomology
Arkansas-Missouri has emerged as the primary U.S. focus of tularemia, which is caused by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Category A Priority Pathogen Francisella tularensis, over the past 30 yr. There are several pieces of indirect evidence suggesting that a key role of ticks in the transmission of F. tularensis to humans in Arkansas-Missouri is the primary reason why tularemia has remained a prominent disease of humans in this two-state area while fading away from… CONTINUE READING