About tularaemia

Tularaemia is a disease caused by Francisella tularensis bacterium transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal. It is rare in Australia.  

Disease type: 
Zoonoses
Vaccination available under NIP: 
No
Notifiable disease: 
Yes

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.  

Last updated: 
14 June 2022