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Tularaemia in Minnesota: Case Report and Brief Epidemiology


Dr Joni Scheftel. Acute Disease Investigation and Control Section, Minnesota Department of Health, 625 North Robert St, St. Paul, MN 55155, USA. Tel.: +1 651 201 5107; Fax: +1 651 201 5743; E-mail:


The 2008 case presented here of tularaemia in a cat and its owner occurred in an urban setting and was associated with animal contact, a relatively rare mode of transmission in Minnesota in recent years. Response to this case exemplified a ‘One Health’ approach involving pre-existing relationships, cooperation between multiple disciplines and laboratory infrastructure that facilitated information sharing.