More ticks test positive for tularemia


Last updated 3/8/2018 at 7:36pm

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Vector Control officials said that several more batches of ticks trapped along Lopez Canyon Trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, a potentially dangerous bacterial disease also known as “rabbit fever.”

County officials are reminding people again to protect themselves and their pets from ticks – which can transmit tularemia and other diseases when they bite people – whenever they are hiking, bicycling or walking in grassy backcountry areas, on trails or in the wild.

Vector Control officials said that several batches of ticks tra...

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