Emergence of tularemia in France: paradigm of the Burgundy region.

  title={Emergence of tularemia in France: paradigm of the Burgundy region.},
  author={Sophie Mahy and Pascal Chavanet and Lionel Piroth and Nathalie Roch and Michel Duong and Isabelle Pelloux and Max Maurin},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={15 12},
We report three consecutive cases of tularemia occurring in Burgundy, France, a region previously considered not endemic for tularemia. The patients presented with varied and unspecific clinical manifestations. The epidemiological circumstances, especially the mode of contamination, were not particularly suggestive of tularemia. Serological diagnosis was delayed in two cases because of the lack of significant antibody titers at the time of admission. In contrast, a diagnosis could readily be… CONTINUE READING

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