Tularemia is a serious infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Francisella tularensis. It is also known as Pahvant Valley plague, rabbit fever, deer fly fever, and Ohara's fever.
The overall mortality rate of Taluremia in Argentina is not more than the 2%. But the mortality rate depends on the strain of the pathogen.
Tularemia can be effectively treated with antibiotics such as streptomycin or gentamicin, which are given by injection directly into a muscle or vein.
The National Institutes of Health is funding several research projects to develop an effective vaccine against F. tularensis.