Health experts say a Mesa County woman is recovering after being hospitalized for tularemia, also known as rabbit fever.
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.
A dead muskrat has been found at the Lily Lake area in Rocky Mountain National Park and tested positive for tularemia.
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.”