WEST HAVEN (AP) A 10-year-old boy is recovering from a rarely-seen case of "rabbit fever."
The disease's proper name is tularemia, which can be transmitted by flies, mosquitoes and ticks. It can also be spread by contact with infected animals or eating undercooked meat, especially rabbits, or inhaled.
About 200 people are infected with the disease each year in the United States. One other Utah case has been reported so far this year, in Iron County.
The latest case came from a horsefly. The bug bit 10-year-old Darrell Oleson when he was fishing with his father and brother on July 5. The boy's parents say he just got out of the hospital and won't be allowed to go to school for up to two months.