An illness characterized by several distinct forms, including the following:
Clinical diagnosis is supported by evidence or history of a tick or deerfly bite, exposure to tissues of a mammalian host of F. tularensis, or exposure to potentially contaminated water.
A clinically compatible case with laboratory results indicative of presumptive infection
A clinically compatible case with confirmatory laboratory results
The 1996 case definition appearing on this page was re-published in the 1999 CSTE position statement 1999-ID-6 and the 2009 CSTE position statement 09-ID-66. Thus, the 1996, 1999, and 2010 versions of the case definition are identical.