Water as Source of Francisella tularensis Infection in Humans, Turkey


Kilic S., Birdsell D. N. , Karagoz A., Celebi B., Bakkaloglu Z., Arikan M., ...More

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.21, no.12, pp.2213-2216, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3201/eid2112.150634
  • Title of Journal : EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2213-2216

Abstract

Francisella tularensis DNA extractions and isolates from the environment and humans were genetically characterized to elucidate environmental sources that cause human tularemia in Turkey. Extensive genetic diversity consistent with genotypes from human outbreaks was identified in environmental samples and confirmed water as a source of human tularemia in Turkey.