Control and Prevention
Workers should avoid bites by ticks and blood-feeding flies, and also avoid touching wild animal tissue. Cases of tularemia require prompt identification and treatment to prevent fatalities. The following references provide information about the control and prevention of tularemia exposure.
- Current Description of Tularemia, Methods of Control. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, (2000). Describes various measures that can prevent and control the transmission of tularemia.
- Tularemia. Washington State Department of Health.
- Tularemia - Reporting and Surveillance and Guidelines. (Revised January 2011). Provides methods of control including preventive measures, infection control, and epidemic and bioterrorism measures.
- Tularemia: Current, comprehensive information on pathogenesis, microbiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis. Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Provides an overview of tularemia and includes the following sections relative to control and prevention:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.