NSW Health issue warning after Sydney woman contracts rare disease from possum attack

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<p>Health authorities are warning Australians to be wary of touching wild possums, after a Sydney woman caught a rare disease.</p>
Health authorities are warning Australians to be wary of touching wild possums, after a Sydney woman caught a rare disease.

NSW Health released a statement about the highly contagious, but rare bacterial disease, tularaemia following "the first probable case" of the infection in a NSW resident.

In early March, a woman residing in Northern Sydney was bitten and scratched by a ringtail possum.

She suffered swollen lymph glands, fatigue and a sore throat before a test confirmed she had contracted the illness.

She is still…
Melanie Dinjaski
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