Issue: 2015 > December > case report

A cluster of tularaemia after contact with a dead hare in the Netherlands

D. van de Wetering, C. Oliveira dos Santos, M. Wagelaar, M. de Kleuver, M.G.J. Koene, H.I.J. Roest, B. Sinha, H. Tomaso, W.F.W. Bierman, Y. Stienstra
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Tularemia is thought to be rare in the Netherlands. Here we describe a cluster of two patients who contracted tularaemia after field dressing of a hare found dead. Additionally, infection from the same source is suggested in three animals.