COLORADO resident diagnosed with tularemia

May 26, 2015

Colo. resident diagnosed with tularemia A Fort Collins, Colo., area resident was diagnosed with tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, after apparently contracting the bacteria while gardening. Sixteen human cases of tularemia occurred in Colorado last year, and one was documented in 2013. The disease has been seen in the area recently among dogs, a cat, a prairie dog, a vole and rabbits. The recent increase may be due in part to a drop in populations of animals that prey on small mammals, experts say. The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, Colo.) (tiered subscription model) (5/26)