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Plague-Infected Squirrel Closes Calif. Campgrounds

Posted Friday, July 26th 2013 @ 12pm  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A plague threat has shut down campgrounds around Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. A ground squirrel in the area was found to have the plague, which can be transmitted to humans through fleas, a health official says. "It is important for the public to know that there have only been four cases of human plague in Los Angeles County residents since 1984, none of which were fatal," the official notes.

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