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Alaska officials warn of tularemia risk for pets and people

Tularemia is prevalent in Alaska's snowshoe hares and voles during summer, Department of Fish and Game officials say, and dogs and cats that come in contact with an infected animal or are bitten by an infected tick are at risk of infection. People who handle infected animals or come in contact with saliva from an infected pet can develop symptoms that include lethargy, swollen lymph nodes and high fever.

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