Find out how we define and monitor cases of tularaemia, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

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.  

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