Literature on Francisilla Tularensis


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Literature on Francisilla Tularensis
This paper shall discuss literature on the subject of Francisilla tularensis. Current knowledge of the subject includes taxonomy of the pathogen, possible hosts, diagnosis, signs and symptoms of the disease, and the various types of tularemia and their respective symptoms. Epidemiology data including incidence, mortality, and comparisons across time is included to highlight general locations of infections world-wide. The modes of transmission for the bacterial infection are via skin, eyes, mouth, throat and lungs. Each of these are discussed and the resulting diseases are identified. A brief discussion on genetics highlights the lack of data in the literature and the need for more genetics studies....
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