A cluster of tularaemia after contact with a dead hare in the Netherlands

van de Wetering, D.; Oliveira dos Santos, C.; Wagelaar, M.; de Kleuver, M.; Koene, M.G.J.; Roest, H.I.J.; Sinha, B.; Tomaso, H.; Bierman, W.F.W.; Stienstra, Y.


Tularemia is thought to be rare in the Netherlands. Here we describe a cluster of two patients who contracted tularaemia after field dressing of a hare found dead. Additionally, infection from the same source is suggested in three animals.