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    Default Tularemia in Eastern and Western Gray Squirrels in WA State

    This study investigated the damage Turlarema causes in E. and W. Gray squirrels. Among the effects of this disesase was found to have on these squirrels included severe (CaOx) Calcium oxalate Kidney stone formation, severe to moderate inflammation and damage to the liver and the spleen, and severe pulmunary damage. (See Table 1)

    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/...40638713520541

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    Default Re: Tularemia in Eastern and Western Gray Squirrels in WA State

    Thanks goodness it's rare in humans (about 100 cases annually)! None in the areas/states my squirrels are from.

    The plague in wild caught prairie dogs is also a concern: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95887&page=1

    I always look at my Prairie Dog with suspicion and tell him he's going back to Lubbock where he came from!
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    Tularemia cases 2001-2010

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    Resident Sciurus: Sophie, Kami, Lady, Lucky, Beatrice, Jill, Winston, and Patchi the Prairie Dog

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