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  • MN: Spike in tularemia puts Twin Cities pet owners on alert

    Source: http://www.kare11.com/news/local/spi...lert/279956255


    Spike in rare cat disease puts Twin Cities pet owners on alert
    Karla Hult, KARE 6:08 PM. CDT July 22, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minn. ? The dog days of summer poses a new threat for cats in the Twin Cities: experts are seeing a spike in a rare disease typically contracted by cats that hunt.

    According to veterinarians at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center, they?ve treated eight confirmed or suspected cases of Tularemia. Officials typically see only a few cases each year.

    ?Five of those cats did not make it and three did, including one that we treated here,? said Dr. Jennifer Granick, who works in the Small Animal Internal Medicine Department at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center...
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