Co-infections: Tularemia (rabbit fever)

Transmitted by a tick bite or by handling rabbits

Usually treated with doxycycline

The CDC also recommends Streptomycin, Gentamycin, Doxycycline, Ciprofloxacin


  • A red, open sore that last a long time, at the bite site
  • Swollen lymph nodes near the bite site, often in the armpit or groin
  • Fever, up to 104 degrees
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Pneumonia, sometimes

Tularemia Symptom Picture


A Tularemia lesion on the dorsal skin of right hand. Tularemia is caused by the bacterium, Francisella tularensis. Symptoms vary depending on how the person was exposed to the disease, and as is shown here, can include skin ulcers.

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