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    Tularemia Detected In Lily Lake Area Of Rocky Mountain National Park
    Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 11:58 am

    A dead muskrat was recently found at the Lily Lake area in Rocky Mountain National Park and tested positive for tularemia. This year, tularemia has been widely reported in Colorado and neighboring states...

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    Allison Dyer Bluemel
    July 28, 2015
    Weld County tularemia cases climb to five; health officials cite rain, rabbit population

    Despite unusually high numbers of tularemia in the county ? which climbed to five as of June 28 ?? the Weld County Health Department reports that while no single cause has been identified, the rise likely correlates with growth in rabbit populations and heavy rain...

    ...The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that the affected men were ages 56 to 80 and lived throughout the county from Greeley, to Erie, LaSalle, Milliken and Longmont...


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      Doctor Says Spike In ?Rabbit Fever? Cases Should ?Be A Concern? For The Public

      August 2, 2015 11:44 PM

      DENVER (CBS4) ?...

      The number of human cases of tularemia ? also known as rabbit fever ? is 10 times higher this year than just two years ago.

      Colorado residents say they?re seeing rabbits everywhere and experts say that could have to do with all the rain...
      According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 19 Coloradans have contracted tularemia so far this year. It?s a 27 percent increase over all of the cases last year, and nearly 10 times the number in the previous year.

      ?This is a serious infection. There was a fatal case in Boulder,? Dr. William Burman from the Denver Health Medical Center said. ?So clearly it should be a concern for the public and for public health officials.?
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela


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        Tularemia infects Mesa County woman; Residents urged to take precautions
        August 10, 2015

        Tularemia has been confirmed in a Mesa County woman. She was likely exposed through a bite from a deer fly or tick while on public lands near the Colorado River in Mesa County...

        ...The State of Colorado has seen elevated numbers of human cases of tularemia so far this year. Sixteen cases were confirmed statewide in 2014, compared with 15 cases recorded to date this year...


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          New Rabbit Fever Case In Colorado
          Updated: Tue 6:24 AM, Aug 11, 2015
          By: AP

          Health officials say a Mesa County woman who contracted a bacterial disease known as rabbit fever is recovering after being hospitalized...

          ...Health officials say the woman was likely exposed during a rafting trip on the Colorado River in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area last month...

          ...There's been 25 cases this year {statewide}, compared to 16 cases for all of 2014...


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            1st human case of tularemia appears in Jefferson County
            12:01 AM, Aug 28, 2015

            JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - The first case of tularemia has been reported in Jefferson County, a spokesperson with the Jefferson County Public Health Department said in a statement.

            JCPH spokesperson Kodi Bryant told 7NEWS a person in the city of Golden developed mild symptoms on Aug. 11. That person is receiving treatment and is continuing to recover at home...


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              Tularemia Cases at its Highest Numbers in Years
              By Callihan Marshall |
              Published 10/01 2015 07:23PM
              Updated 10/01 2015 07:23PM

              MESA COUNTY, Colo.

              The Mesa County Health Department is advising the public to take caution when outdoors to avoid Tularemia.

              In 2014, there were 16 confirmed cases of Tularemia and this year the state has seen 40, which officials said is more than they have seen in at least 5 years...