Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Francisella tularensis

Hi, I'm F. tularensis.
I'm a Gram Negative bacteria.
I'm carried on deer flies and ticks.
I live mostly in rabbits.

I cause tularaemia, also called Rabbit fever.
I have 6 different ways of hurting you
My ulceroglandular type gets lymph nodes gives you an ulcer around the bite.
glandular type causes fever and lymph problems, without the ulcer.
You get conjunctivitis with my oculoglandular type.
My oropharyngeal type gives you a sore throat.
I get into your lungs with my pleuropulmonary type.
My typhoidal type infects your whole body.