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, vol.37, pp.712-6, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.