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Biological Agents: Tularemia


Approximately 9 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Tularemia" is designed to give a brief overview of the epidemiology, associated illnesses, prevention and treatment of tularemia, a bacterial zoonosis transmitted from animals to humans that has the potential to be used as a biological weapon of terror.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. List the Category A biological agents and describe their epidemiology, associated illnesses, and treatments.
  2. Knowledge of the pharmaceutics and pharmaceuticals used to combat CBRNE agents

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. List three ways that tularemia can be naturally contracted
  2. Identify the most dangerous clinical syndrome associated with tularemia
  3. Identify the antibiotics commonly used to treat tularemia

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.