Squirrel tests positive for plague in Colorado

Squirrel tests positive for plague in Colorado

A squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. The squirrel is the first case of plague in the Town of Morrison, Jefferson County. Humans can get infected through bites from infected fleas or animals. Symptoms of plague can include high fever, chills, headache and nausea occurring within a week of exposure. However, plague can be treated with antibiotics upon early diagnosis.

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Alvaro M
Alvaro M 3 weeks

Squirrels and other rodents have been known to carry pague for a long time, this isn’t news. News trying to blow things out of proportion again. Plague is a bacterial infection that is curable now.

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