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Tularemia Cases in San Diego County

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Male Pacific Coast Tick

Tularemia is a rare but very infectious disease. People can contract tularemia through the bite of an infected tick, handling infected animals, drinking water contaminated with the bacteria, or inhaling dust contaminated with the bacteria. Tularemia is not spread from person to person. In California, the American Dog Tick and the Pacific Coast Tick can transmit tularemia. 

 

Tularemia has been reported in many areas of the country. In California, it is most frequently seen in the northern areas of the state.For any questions regarding tularemia, please contact the Vector Control Program at (858) 694-2888 or vector@sdcounty.ca.gov. 

 

 

"Tick Talk" Video

 

Cat in San Marcos Tests Positive for Tularemia (July, 2014)

 

2014 Tularemia Positive Cases
Number of Positive Cases to DateDate FoundCommunity AreaSpecies
103/21/14Lopez CanyonPacific Coast Tick

 

 

2013 Tularemia Positive Cases
Number of Positive Cases to DateDate FoundCommunity AreaSpecies
203/29/13Los Penasquitos Canyon PreservePacific Coast Tick
103/29/13Los Penasquitos Canyon PreservePacific Coast Tick

 

 

2012 Tularemia Positive Cases = 0

 

 

2011 Tularemia Positive Cases
 Number of Positive Cases to DateDate FoundCommunity AreaSpecies
910/21/11Lopez CanyonPacific Coast Tick 
803/15/11Lopez CanyonPacific Coast Tick
7 03/15/11   Lopez Canyon    Pacific Coast Tick  
 602/10/11 Peñasquitos Canyon  Pacific Coast Tick  
 502/10/11 Peñasquitos Canyon Pacific Coast Tick 
 402/10/11 Peñasquitos Canyon Pacific Coast Tick 
302/10/11 Peñasquitos Canyon Pacific Coast Tick 
2 02/04/11  Lopez Canyon  Pacific Coast Tick 
1 02/01/11  Lopez Canyon  Pacific Coast Tick 

 Last Updated:  August 14, 2014

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For More Information On Tularemia
Or Other Vector-Borne Diseases Contact:
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov