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After examining ringtail possums that have died from an outbreak, researchers from The University of Sydney have confirmed the presence of tularemia in Australia. While human infections are less common, it is important that these cases are immediately recognised, as the disease is both deadly and contagious.

Source: The Conversation

Read the full article by journalist John-Sebastian Eden here.

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