June 24, 2015

Canine cases of tularemia prompt warning in N.M.

Two New Mexico dogs were infected with tularemia, a plague-like disease that also afflicts rabbits and rodents, both of which have been thriving in a recent wet weather pattern. Cats and humans may also become infected through exposure to the small mammals or fleas and ticks carrying disease. Families are urged to watch for symptoms and ensure pets are protected against fleas and ticks. Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content) (6/23)