CO: Tularemia outbreak in Larimer Co- FYI

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CO: Tularemia outbreak in Larimer Co- FYI

Postby spinster » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:57 pm

Pets are biggest concern in tularemia outbreak
2:06 p.m. MDT July 4, 2014
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If you find potentially infected animals this weekend, call the Humane Society at (970) 226-3647.

The biggest concern with the recent outbreak of tularemia is keeping pets from contracting the disease.

Tularemia was recently discovered in Southeast Fort Collins, the Larimer County health department reported late Thursday.

Tularemia is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection that can be passed from sick animals to humans. The illness can be easily treated with antibiotics, but it can spread easily — handling infected animals is enough to transmit the infection...

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