Bobcat Fever Spread by Ticks


Bobcat fever, caused by a protozoa called Cytauxzoon felis, is appearing in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and other southern states, reports KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, Ark). It’s passed via ticks from bobcats and is often fatal in cats. Symptoms include a fever, jaundice, depression, and vocalization. If your cat goes out, use tick-control.