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Squirrel infected with plague found in California
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Squirrel infected with plague found in California
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Table Mountain campground, Angeles National Forest
2 days ago By Karen Brooks of Reuters

Los Angeles authorities have shut down part of the Angeles National Forest after a ground squirrel tested positive for "Black Death."

Authorities have evacuated and shut down a section of a national forest outside Los Angeles for at least a week after a ground squirrel was found there infected with the plague, county public health officials said on Thursday.

Plague-infected squirrel found in California

The squirrel tested positive for plague after it was trapped in the Angeles National Forest during "routine surveillance activities," the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a written health advisory.

Health officials said that as a precaution, visitors were ordered to leave three campgrounds and a recreation area of the Angeles National Forest, which encompasses some 655,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains just north of metropolitan Los Angeles.
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Yup, that's our gubmint for ya, they can trap one squirrel out of millions that has plague during 'routine surveillance' (not sure why we're watching squirrels), but with the all the surveillance done on humans, they miss the Boston bombing warning signs.
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Cool. I've been wanting to try out my pandemic preps.
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Why is this even news? They catch pack-rats that are carrying bubonic plague all the time in the southwest. Do they think that the fleas, which are the true carriers of the disease, will limit themselves to pack-rats and nothing else? Have they forgotten the 1980's where the plague was almost common on some of the southwestern Native American reservations? Leave it to the mainstream media. Confused
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streaker69;112603 Wrote:Yup, that's our gubmint for ya, they can trap one squirrel out of millions that has plague during 'routine surveillance' (not sure why we're watching squirrels), but with the all the surveillance done on humans, they miss the Boston bombing warning signs.
So true Streaker. Shrug
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billamj;112616 Wrote:Why is this even news? They catch pack-rats that are carrying bubonic plague all the time in the southwest. Do they think that the fleas, which are the true carriers of the disease, will limit themselves to pack-rats and nothing else? Have they forgotten the 1980's where the plague was almost common on some of the southwestern Native American reservations? Leave it to the mainstream media. Confused
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Yeah... the news is lost on me. Having lived out there for 19 years I thought this was common knowledge across the entire southwest. It's unsafe to handle squirrels and rodents in that area because the plague is not uncommon.
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LostCyborg;112685 Wrote:Yeah... the news is lost on me. Having lived out there for 19 years I thought this was common knowledge across the entire southwest. It's unsafe to handle squirrels and rodents in that area because the plague is not uncommon.

I'd be more concerned about hanta virus than plague. Plague can be treated with antibiotics.
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Plague is really common out west in rodents....more scare tactics by the media. And trying to make people feel "safe" because the "government is watching out for you" and catching all those horrible attack squirrels....
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LostCyborg;112685 Wrote:Yeah... the news is lost on me. Having lived out there for 19 years I thought this was common knowledge across the entire southwest. It's unsafe to handle squirrels and rodents in that area because the plague is not uncommon.

Yup, also with praire dogs in South Dakota.
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