2 cases of Tularemia in New Mexico, USA

Two cases of tularemia have been reported in Bernalillo County, in New Mexico. Cases are being investigated, and it appears that the patients were likely exposed and infected in the woodlands that only exist near rivers, streams, or other water sources.

Advice For Travellers

You can reduce risk by using precautions while hiking or camping in the woodlands. Avoid sick and dead animals (especially rodents) and ticks and prevent deer fly bites.

Health authorities are asking people to report any dead animals in the forest (emergency number: 311).

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