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Scenario: Tularemia outbreak in rabbits in a popular outdoor recreational area: A few days before of a long holiday weekend, the local health department is notified that there has been a large die-off of rabbits at a reservoir popular for camping, swimming, boating, hiking, fishing and many other outdoor recreational activities. It is expected that at least 10,000 people will visit the area over the weekend. Upon investigation and sampling, the local health department confirms Tularemia is the cause. The affected area is adjacent to the swim beach, the RV park, and main trail heads.

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  • Provide a scholarly analysis of the zoonotic disease in the above scenario, highlighting the unique attributes of this illness, and support why it is a public health concern. Explain the situational background and why a public health response would be warranted.
  • Describe the animal to human disease transmission process for this scenario, considering the unique epidemiology and environmental health factors that influence this disease transmission. What challenges/barriers can you expect to face, given this information?
  • Cite the sources within your text and reference list at the end
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