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Treatment of Tularemia Disease

Uncover the mysteries of tularemia, an infectious disease affecting both humans and animals. Delve into the causes, symptoms, and potential severity of this condition.

  • 15 Jan 2024
  • 2 min read

Tularemia, also known as deer fly fever or rabbit fever, is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria. It can affect both animals and humans. Tularemia can present in different forms depending on the route of infection. If left untreated, tularemia can be life-threatening. Thankfully, the treatment of tularemia is possible with prompt antibiotics.


What are the Treatment of Tularemia Disease?


Tularemia is a potentially serious infectious disease but it is curable if caught and treated early. Here are some of the treatments:

  • Antibiotics form the basis of rabbit fever treatment. Either broad-spectrum injected antibiotics or oral antibiotics may be prescribed.
  • Common antibiotics used include streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, azithromycin, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin.
  • It's important to take the full antibiotic course as prescribed to prevent relapse. Stopping treatment early can allow bacteria to persist.
  • Managing symptoms at home can provide added comfort until antibiotics take effect. This can involve over-the-counter medications or other therapies as recommended by your healthcare provider.
  • Sometimes serious complications arise requiring extra interventions beyond antibiotics, like draining accumulations of pus.
  • The key is to seek treatment as quickly as possible once tularemia is suspected or diagnosed. Fast antibiotic intervention helps avoid progression to severe, life-threatening disease.

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Antibiotic medications targeted at the bacteria form the basis of rabbit diseases treatment. Various broad-spectrum antibiotics can be used, with treatment choice guided by disease severity and complications. Besides quickly starting antibiotics, symptomatic relief can be achieved by measures recommended by a healthcare provider. 

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