Topics
A to Z
Data &
 Statistics
Forms &
Publications
News &
Advisories
Licensing &
Certification
Rules &
Regulations
Public Health
Directory

Tularemia


Tularemia is a bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis is a disease of animals and humans.  Humans can become infected through several routes, including tick and deer fly bites, skin contact with infected animals, ingestion of contaminated water, laboratory exposure, and inhalation of contaminated dusts or aerosols. Humans can also be exposed as a result of bioterrorism. 


Disease Reporting

 
Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases of Tularemia to local health departments immediately, day or night.  Call 971-673-1111 to reach the state health department doctor on call.

Disease reporting form (pdf) for health-care practitioners

See our disease reporting page for information on how to report and for telephone numbers of local health departments.

For county health departments:

Tularemia: Investigative guidelines (pdf)  
 

Data

Tularemia statistics (pdf) from the 2012 Oregon Communicable Disease Summary

See Also