Other Animal Disease — United States
“Cytauxzoonosis (aka bobcat fever) is an acute, often fatal tick-borne disease caused by the hematoprotozoan parasite _Cytauxzoon felis_. Cytauxzoonosis often strikes healthy, young adult cats who have access to or live outdoors.
“Cats become infected after being bitten by an infected _Amblyomma americanum_ tick (also known as the lone star tick because of the single white mark visible on it). Up to 15 days after being bit, the cat will become ill with symptoms of lethargy and decreased