Wednesday, April 22, 2009

San Diego Squirrel Plagued by... the Plague!

A San Diego squirrel has tested positive for the plague, prompting local officials to post signs and publicly ask people not to setup their tents and camping areas near burrows. They also warned area residents not to feed the squirrels and to warn their children to avoid them.

The plague can be passed from squirrel to human through flea bites. While there have been no cases reported in San Diego residents so far, officials warn residents to be cautious.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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