Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tularemia Prevention

Prevention of tularemia includes:

  • Avoid contact with wild animals.
  • Tularemia vaccine for those exposed to tularemia:
    • Laboratory workers
    • Taxidermists
    • Wild animal veterinarians
  • Avoid ticks:
    • Avoid wooded areas where ticks live.
    • Wear long sleeve shirts and pants, and a hat.
    • Wear insect repellent clothing.
    • Use tick repellents on clothing and exposed skin.
    • Check your skin and clothing for ticks after being outdoors.
    • Shower after going into the woods.
    • See your doctor within 4 hours if you are unable to completely remove a tick from the skin.
    • Treat pets for fleas and ticks.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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