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US finds fever bacteria during war protest weekend

Small amounts of bacteria that cause “rabbit fever” were found on Washington’s National Mall last weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the Iraq War, U.S. health authorities said on Saturday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said several government environmental air monitors in the Mall area detected low levels of Francisella tularensis bacteria that cause tularemia, commonly known as rabbit fever, on September 24-25. Public health agencies had no reports of any related human or animal illnesses caused by the bacteria. Full Story

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