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CDPHE reminds small game hunters about tularemia risk
October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado. As the number of human tularemia cases in our state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to "hunt healthy" this year.
"We haven't seen this many tularemia cases in Colorado since the 1980s," said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer House. "Historically, we see cases of tularemia in hunters, and the disease is so widespread this year, we want to make sure our hunters understand the risks."
To see more about precautions hunters should take to avoid tularemia, read the rest of the news release.
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