Don’t Feed the Squirrels!

Yosemite National Park is increasing efforts to monitor and suppress bubonic plague after a child who visited the Park in July contracted plague. The child has since recovered due to early diagnosis and treatment. The National Park Services has posted an FAQ website to address questions about plague.

Bubonic plague has been endemic in the rodent population of the western US for over a century. Public health officials are monitoring the area and testing dead rodents. Dead squirrels…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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