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Prairie Dog Die Off in Arizona – Fleas Test Positive for Plague near Flagstaff


“FLAGSTAFF — Fleas collected from a remote area of Coconino County have tested positive for plague.

The fleas were collected from burrows that were being monitored due to a die off of prairie dogs around Doney Park, northeast of Flagstaff, Coconino County health officials said Tuesday.Area residents have been notified and the burrows have been treated.

Plague is a disease carried by rodents and rabbits, and sometimes of the predators that feed on them. The disease can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected flea, or by direct contact with an infected animal.”  Read more.

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