A squirrel which was brought on July 16 for a routine control in the LA area was found to be infected with the plague. As a security measure, the Table Mountain Campgrounds of Angeles National Forest in California was temporarily closed.
Plaque is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis and can be transmitted to humans through infected fecales or by flea bites.
- Written by Robert Woodward
- Category: Environment and Health