Behaviors of Ticks that Carry It
Tularemia is carried by American dog ticks, brown dog ticks, and Rocky Mountain wood ticks.
Where They are Most Often Found
Tularemia is found in many areas of the country where hunting occurs.
Colorado Wild Rabbit, ALERT 9 Aug 2018 8:22 PM MDT Loveland Reporter Herald Tularemia can be transmitted to people who handle infected animals, from the bite of infected insects (most commonly ticks and deer flies), by exposure to contaminated food, water, or soil; by eating, drinking, putting hands to eyes, nose, or mouth before washing after outdoor activities; by direct contact with breaks in the skin; or by inhaling particles carrying the bacteria (through mowing or blowing vegetation and excavating soil). …Wear gloves when gardening; wear dust masks when mowing or blowing vegetation or moving soil; wear insect repellent to deter biting insects; wear shoes on grassy lawns; and never touch dead animals with bare hands. https://www.reporterherald.com/2019/08/09/tularemia-found-in-rabbit-in-northern-larimer-county/