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2012, vol. 66, iss. 5-6, pp. 463-472
Tularemia in the Republic of Serbia during the period from 2000-2011
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
bInstitute of Public Health of Serbia 'dr Milan Jovanović-Batut', Belgrade
cVeterinarska stanica 'Bujanovac', Bujanovac
dInfektivna klinika, Beograd
eGradski zavod za javno zdravlje, Beograd
fPrva srpska televizija, Zemun
Tularemia is an infective disease of zoonotic character, bacterial etiology, which occurs predominantly among rodents, but also in other species of domestic and wild mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and humans. The cause of the disease is Francisella tularensis. Due to its epidemiological-epizootiological characteristics, the cause belongs to the group of biological agents and it has been used as a biological weapon. The disease is characterized by primary local ulcerous changes on the skin and mucosa, regional lymphadenitis, expressed general septicemia, and other changes. This disease is suspected on the grounds of epizootiological data on the incidence of the disease or the deaths of rabbits, sheep, or dogs, but also humans. During the observed period of twelve years, 317 cases of infected humans were recorded in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, without any mortal outcomes. The disease was confirmed in animals in only one case (2006.). In order to ensure full success in preventing the spreading and in the curbing of tularemia it is necessary to secure cooperation among a large number of professionals, in particular those engaged in the fields of human and veterinary medicine.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Case Report
DOI: 10.2298/VETGL1206463M
published in SCIndeks: 29/11/2016

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