Fort Collins rabbit infected with tularemia

July 5, 2014 4:52 PM

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Health officials say a rabbit in southeast Fort Collins has tested positive for tularemia, a bacteria that can make people and pets sick.

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is asking residents in the Hahn Acres, Linden Park, Paragon Estates and Paragon Point neighborhoods to keep their pets on a leash when they are outside to prevent the bacteria from spreading.

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