More Rabbit Fever In Weld County; State Nears Record

July 28, 2015

Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease. Colorado currently has 16 human cases of rabbit fever, also called tularemia. In an average year there are less than four cases. The record was 1983, when 20 cases were reported.