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1

Francisella is a gram _____ bacteria.

Negative

2

True/False. Francisella is a facultative intracellular pathogen.

True

3

True/False. Francisella tularensis is a reportable disease.

TRUE. REPORT THAT SHIT.

4

Which subspecies of F. tularensis is mostly in North America?

F. tularensis subsp. tularensis

5

Which subspecies of F. tularensis is mostly in Europe?

F. tularensis subsp. holarctica

6

Which subspecies of F. tularensis is mostly in central Asia?

F. tularensis subsp. mediasiatica 

7

Which species is Francisella the primary pathogen of?

Lagomorphs and rodents

8

What is the pathogensis of Francisella?

Always a systemic phase with multi-organ failure

9

What is the mode of transmission for Francisella?

Ulceroglandular (bite of insect or direct contact with skin damage)

Glandular 

Oculoglandular (conjunctiva)

Oro-pharyngeal (contaminated food or water)

Respiratroy (inhalation)

Typhoid (systemic disease)

10

What is the clinical presentation of Francisella infection?

Symptoms are rarely seen (succumb fast)

Mainly liver, spleen, lungs