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Other Names for this Disease
  • Deerfly fever
  • Francisella tularensis infection
  • Lemming fever
  • Ohara disease
  • Pahvant Valley plague
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What are the symptoms of tularemia?

The symptoms of tularemia usually appear 3 to 5 days after exposure to the bacteria, but can take as long as 14 days.[1] Symptoms may include:[2][1]

People can also catch pneumonia and develop chest pain, bloody sputum and can have trouble breathing and even sometimes stop breathing.[1]

Other symptoms of tularemia depend on how a person was exposed to the tularemia bacteria. These symptoms can include ulcers on the skin or mouth, swollen and painful lymph glands, swollen and painful eyes, and a sore throat.[1]

Last updated: 5/10/2010

  1. Key Facts About Tularemia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2003; Accessed 5/10/2010.
  2. Dugdale DC, Vyas JM. Tularemia. MedlinePlus. 2009; Accessed 5/10/2010.