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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 214215, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/214215
Case Report

Typhoidal Tularemia: 2 Familial Cases

1Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Saint-Jacques, 25030 Besançon Cedex, France
2CNR Francisella Tularensis, Université Joseph Fourier, BP217, 38043 Grenoble, France

Received 21 August 2012; Accepted 30 September 2012

Academic Editors: K. B. Bamford, R. Colodner, and S. Dogra

Copyright © 2012 J. F. Faucher et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Eastern France was not known as a region endemic for tularemia until year 2006. We report on 2 cases of typhoidal tularemia in Eastern France, a 43-year-old hospitalized woman and her husband. Diagnosis was established after fever clearance on serodiagnosis criteria. The source of infection is unclear. As persons in the same family may likely be exposed to a common zoonotic source of infection, tularemia should be considered in the etiologies of familial fever epidemics.