Find out how we define and monitor cases of tularaemia, and where you can learn more about this disease.
Tularaemia is a disease caused by Francisella tularensis bacterium transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal. It is rare in Australia.
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see NSW Health's tularaemia page.
Surveillance and reporting
Tularaemia is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
For more on tularaemia in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.