New approaches to diagnosis and therapy of tularemia.

  title={New approaches to diagnosis and therapy of tularemia.},
  author={Arne T{\"a}rnvik and May C. Chu},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Francisella tularensis is a potent pathogen and a cause of severe human disease. The outcome of tularemia will depend on rapid insertion of appropriate antibiotics. Until recently, effective clinical handling was hampered by shortcomings in laboratory diagnostics. No suitable direct methods were available and, because of risks and isolate recovery difficulties associated with laboratory work, culture has been rarely practiced. Due to achievements from work on modern technology, however… CONTINUE READING
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