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September 16, 2014

El Paso County Public Health confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 16 that a wild rabbit in northeast Colorado Springs died of tularemia infection, and are asking residents to remain cautious around wild animals.

The rabbit was tested after a resident in the Park Vista subdivision, located near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stetson Hills Boulevard, found several dead wild rabbits near a property and notified Public Health.

Laboratory tests confirmed the animal died of tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever.”

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