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Cats Infected with Tularemia

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA--Listen up cat lovers, a bacteria disease spreading across C-U could kill your pet and even you.

At least a dozen cats in our area has tested positive for Tularemia, and health officials are warning people to keep their cats indoors.

Experts say, this bacterial disease is spread through rabbits, rodents and hares.

If not treated immediately, Tularemia can kill your feline.

But it's not just restricted to your pet, as you can catch the disease and die too.

People who catch this will have flu-like symptoms.

To avoid Tularemia all together, don't let your cats out.

If you eat wild game meat, cook it thoroughly before eating.