tularemia

Francisella tularensis is considered a potential bioterrorism agent which causes the disease  tularemia.


Colo. beavers succumbing to fatal bacteria
Matt Clough  5/7/2010

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=138398&catid=346

Colorado Division of Wildlife officials say that several beavers have been found dead in San Miguel and Gilpin counties.

The culprit was an outbreak of a bacteria called tularemia, which can infect animals that spend a lot of time in water.

Five beavers have been found dead near Telluride, and three beaver carcasses were reported in Gilpin County.

Dr. Lisa Wolfe, a state wildlife veterinarian, says outbreaks of tularemia are common and pose little threat to humans.


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