General information on Tularemia
Tularemia in cats is caused by the Francisella tularensis bacteria. It is an uncommon disease generally affecting cats that have been bitten by a flea or tick which has fed on an infected wild animal, rodent or rabbit. Tularemia can be transmitted to humans.
Symptoms of Tularemia
Symptoms of Tularemia in cats may involve weight loss, pneumonia-like signs, enlarged lymph nodes, fever and listlessness. There may be a raw, abscessed sore where the cat was bitten.
Treatments for Tularemia
If you think your cat may have Tularemia, talk with your vet. Antibiotics are generally used in treatment.
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