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‘Rabbit Fever’ Confirmed In Northern Arizona Area

Associated Press – “PHOENIX – Authorities say tularemia has been found among wild rabbits in the Dewey area of northern Arizona.

Commonly known as ‘rabbit fever,’ tularemia is caused by a germ carried by animals- especially rodents, rabbits and hares.

It can be passed to domestic creatures and humans.

Yavapai County health officials say there haven’t been any human cases this year in Arizona.

But they say people should watch for symptoms such as sudden fever, headaches, diarrhea, muscle soreness, joint pain, progressive weakness, dry cough and pneumonia.

The illness is treatable and symptoms vary depending on the person.

The Arizona Republic says about 120 human cases of tularemia are reported each year in the United States, mostly in Western and south-central states.

Arizona sees only one to two tularemia cases each year.” Source – KTAR.

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