2. What Are the Risk Factors of Tularemia?

People who often interact with certain types of animals are at increased risk for contracting the bacteria, including zookeepers, veterinarians, and those in other animal-related occupations. Similarly, hunters, who work with animal carcasses, are at increased risk. Because the bacteria can survive for a period in the soil, gardeners and landscapers may also contract the disease. Getting bit by a diseased animal is one of the most common ways to contract the disease.

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