plague http://kvpr.org en Plague Found in Animals in California's Mountain Regions http://kvpr.org/post/plague-found-animals-californias-mountain-regions <p>California health officials are alerting people to protect themselves from plague after animals in Northern and Southern California tested positive for bacteria that cause the disease.</p><p>El Dorado County officials say there may be elevated plague risk in the South Lake Tahoe area after a chipmunk was found positive at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.</p><p>Dr. Vicki Kramer of the California Department of Public Health says the finding isn’t cause for alarm, but it’s a reminder to take precautions.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:16:05 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 5368 at http://kvpr.org