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Rabbit fever cases concern health department

It isn’t shaping up to be a good summer for Wyoming’s rabbits.

Following last week’s announcement from Wyoming Game & Fish that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 appears prevalent this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is now warning about tularemia, otherwise known as “rabbit fever”.

This serious disease can spread to humans in a number of ways and can cause serious symptoms.

According to WDH data, eight confirmed and suspected cases of tularemia have been reported so far in 2024 – four times the normal amount for the whole year.

“Wyoming typically only sees two cases a year. Havi...

 
 
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