Francisella is a gram _____ bacteria.
True/False. Francisella is a facultative intracellular pathogen.
True/False. Francisella tularensis is a reportable disease.
TRUE. REPORT THAT SHIT.
Which subspecies of F. tularensis is mostly in North America?
F. tularensis subsp. tularensis
Which subspecies of F. tularensis is mostly in Europe?
F. tularensis subsp. holarctica
Which subspecies of F. tularensis is mostly in central Asia?
F. tularensis subsp. mediasiatica
Which species is Francisella the primary pathogen of?
Lagomorphs and rodents
What is the pathogensis of Francisella?
Always a systemic phase with multi-organ failure
What is the mode of transmission for Francisella?
Ulceroglandular (bite of insect or direct contact with skin damage)
Oro-pharyngeal (contaminated food or water)
Typhoid (systemic disease)
What is the clinical presentation of Francisella infection?
Symptoms are rarely seen (succumb fast)
Mainly liver, spleen, lungs