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August 18, 2015
Squirrels in Yosemite campground test positive for plague
Los Angeles (AFP) Aug 15, 2015
A popular campground at Yosemite National Park in California will be temporarily closed after several dead squirrels were found to be carrying the plague, officials said Friday. The move comes about a week after a girl who visited the park tested positive for the plague. She was treated and has recovered. "As an extremely precautionary public health measure, flea treatment will be applied to rodent burrows in Tuolumne Meadows Campground because several dead animals were tested and found to be ... read more

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