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Domestic cat tests positive for "rabbit fever"/tularemia - County urges public to be aware

 

Last updated 7/17/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – According to the San Diego County Dept. of Environmental Health, a domestic cat from a home in San Marcos has tested positive for tularemia – “rabbit fever” – a potentially dangerous bacterial disease that people can contract by being bitten by infected ticks or from touching or being bitten by infected animals.

Tularemia can be successfully treated with antibiotics. The cat, which is in good condition, and the people who came into contact with it – as a precaution – are all being treated. But tularemia can be dangerous, even fatal, and...



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