Tularemia (Rabbit Fever)

Impacts

Wild Rodents and Rabbits, Raccoons, Skunks, Coyotes, Beaver, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Dogs, Cats, Fish, Birds, and Humans

Overview/Symptoms

  • Transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected tick or fly, skin contact with infected animal, injestion of contaminated water, or inhalation of contaminated aerosols
  • Symptoms in humans vary, but generally treated with an antibiotic
  • Transmitted to animals through ingestion of contaminated food or water, inhalation of contaminated aerosols, direct contact with infected animal, contact with contaminated environments, or through a bite from an infected tick or fly
  • Infected animals may display symptoms of fever, tiredness, depression, anorexia, coughing, staggering from weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, or strange behavior