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CA: Ground squirrel at campground tests positive for plague

(Sept. 18, 2017) -- A ground squirrel trapped in routine monitoring at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain tested positive for plague, San Diego County Vector Control officials said Friday.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A ground squirrel trapped in routine monitoring at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain tested positive for plague, San Diego County Vector Control officials said Friday.

County environmental health officials said it is common to find the bacteria that causes plague in the local mountains, but hikers and campers can protect themselves by taking some simple actions — particularly by avoiding contact with squirrels, chipmunks and other animals in the wild.

Read the full story from Times of San Diego.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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