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Muskrat deaths in Wis. park attributed to tularemia

Between 15 and 20 muskrats died of tularemia at a nature park in Green Bay, Wis., and wildlife officials do not know whether the animals contracted the disease from ticks or from contact with contaminated mud or water. Pets are also susceptible to the disease, and veterinarian Daniel Gray recommends using flea and tick protection, keeping pets away from dead animals and contacting a veterinarian if pets seem fatigued and won't eat.

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