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The Tri-County Health Department confirms Bubonic plague is responsible for decimating prairie dog colonies along Big Dry Creek. The open space is roughly from 112th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, to 120th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. Health officials have dusted the prairie dog holes to reduce the spread of the disease. The pesticide is used to kill the fleas that transmit the plague. Signs have been posted along the Big Dry Creek Trail, warning people and their pets in the area to stay on the trail.
Originally posted by snarfbot
reply to post by michaelwpayton
its bacterial, not specific to any particular animal
Bubonic plague — along with the septicemic plague and the pneumonic plague, which are the two other manifestations of Y. pestis — is generally believed to be the cause of the Black Death that swept through Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated 75 million people, or 30-60% of the European population. Because the plague killed so many of the working population, wages rose and some historians have seen this as a turning point in European economic development.
Originally posted by BadBoYeed
reply to post by dreamseeker
in the public parks like "garden of the gods", there are small signs every couple hundred feet warning you and your pets to stay on the path for fear of the plague !!!