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Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with Plague

Posted: August 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blipvert, Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with Plague

Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with PlagueA popular camping ground in California’s Yosemite National Park will be shut down temporarily after a pair of dead squirrels were found to be infected with the plague, officials say.

The closure of Tuolumne Meadows Campground comes a week after a child who camped elsewhere in Yosemite, one of America’s top tourist destinations, was hospitalised with the disease.

The case marked the first time a human was known to be infected with the centuries-old scourge, which is carried by rodents and the fleas that live on them, in California since 2006.

The campground will be closed from Monday through Friday of next week based on “new evidence of plague activity in animals”, Karen Smith, director of the California department of public health, said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»