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Bubonic plaque found in Flagstaff wildlife
FLAGSTAFF - Health officials in Coconino County are warning the public to avoid contact with wild animals and to treat their pets for fleas after the discovery of bubonic plague in a Flagstaff suburb.
Two prairie dogs were found dead last month in Doney Park northeast of the city, prompting officials to test for plague in the area. After collecting fleas from the animals' burrows, testing at a lab at Northern Arizona University confirmed the presence of the disease.
Originally posted by Valhall
Well, wasn't the recent big fiasco in Lawton over the fact they were trying to remove all the prairie dogs in the city park because some of them had the plague? Then they tried one of those gopher-getter vacuum trucks to suck the prairie dogs out of the holes and transport them to a new location but it was sucking them up so hard it was killing them and then all the bleeding-heart prairie dog advocates pitched a fit.
So then they just poisoned them all and now I think there's a major stink about that.
Originally posted by Saturn
Thats disturbing. I didn't even know the plaque still existed! Though, as contagious as it is, how aren't more people becoming infected w/ this disease? Seriously, it killed off about 1/3 of Europe.