A wild rabbit in Fort Collins recently tested positive for a disease called tularemia, a very infectious disease that can sicken humans as well as animals, the Larimer County Health Department reported.
So how worried should you be?
Larimer County is confirming two human cases of West Nile Virus this year. The news is raising concerns about the increased risk of infection for residents.
Three skunks and one raccoon have tested positive for rabies in the past week, bringing the total rabies cases this year to six in Larimer County, including five skunks and one raccoon.
While it’s not experiencing the same volume of West Nile virus cases like Texas, the city of Fort Collins will spray for mosquitoes starting tonight.
Colorado’s three confirmed cases of West Nile Virus are trailing hard-hit areas like Texas—which has seen more than 300. But local health officials are still warning there are risks.