Tag archive for ‘Plague’
By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

New Mexico reports second human case of plague of 2013 in Torrance County girl

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH) announced today a probable case of plague in an 11-year-old girl from Torrance County, according to a health department press release Tuesday. Flea Image/CDC This is the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Cat tests positive for plague in Southwest Colorado

Health officials in Durango are warning residents about a cat that tested positive for plague, according to San Juan Basin Health Department media release. Health officials say the cat is from the Bayfield area More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Plague infected squirrel prompts closure of three Angeles National Forest campgrounds

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and U.S. Forestry Service officials have closed the Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow, and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Saint Louis University looking for volunteers for plague vaccine

On average,  in the United States, there are about seven cases of plague annually, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, in other words, it’s pretty rare.  The rare cases of More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Albuquerque reports the plague in two dogs

The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department is reporting that two dogs that became sick in the East Mountains during the last month were ill with plague, according to a KASA.com report. This image depicts a More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 11th, 2013

San Diego County: Squirrel tests positive for plague on Palomar Mountain

San Diego County Environmental Health (DEH) officials are advising campers and hikers to take extra care as a ground squirrel trapped at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain tested positive for plague, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Lake Tahoe: Two more chipmunks test positive for plague, health officials say it’s not unexpected

In a follow-up to a story from the beginning of October, two more chipmunks have tested positive for plague in the Tahoe area, according to the the El Dorado County Department of Environmental Health. Credits: More...

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