RABBITS, hares and rodents🐭 are the most commonly affected by bacterium Francisella tularensis. 🦠Ticks and deer flies transmit tularemia to humans, especially in the western United States.
The symptoms vary wildly including fever as high as 104F with 🗣cough, sore throat, gland swelling or mouth ulcers, 👅but the disease can become life-threatening!!
Take preventative precautions:
✅When hiking, camping or working outdoors wear long pants, sleeve, and socks to keep ticks and deer flies off the skin.
✅Do not mow over sick or dead animals.