Outbreak of tularaemia in Golcuk, Turkey in 2005: report of 5 cases and an overview of the literature from Turkey.

Karadenizli A. , Gurcan S., Kolayli F. , Vahaboglu H.

Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, cilt.37, ss.712-6, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00365540510012125
  • Dergi Adı: Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.712-6


Tularaemia was diagnosed by TaqMan RT-PCR and microagglutination tests in 5 patients, all from a new settlement constructed after the earthquake of 1999. During the follow-up, 129 more cases were found in this settlement (data from the local Health Care Authority). In this study, clinical features of 5 cases are presented briefly, and the Turkish literature on past outbreaks of tularaemia is reviewed.