Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease.
Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state.
State health officials on Wednesday announced that there have been 11 human cases of of tularemia in Colorado since May of this year.
Two people are currently recovering from tularemia, or the disease known as rabbit fever.
Health officials in Boulder County are warning residents to be aware of Tularemia, a disease that can be transmitted to humans from rabbit carcasses.
Weld County has reported its first case of tularemia.
Another human case of tularemia, or rabbit fever, has surfaced in Colorado.
An infant from Longmont is recovering at home after being released from the hospital where he was treated for what’s known at “rabbit fever.”
A third person in Colorado has been infected with “rabbit fever,” health officials say.
Health officials in Jefferson County are warning the public to stay away from sick or dead rabbits because they may have “rabbit fever,” a disease that can infect humans.