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a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 13, 2020 02:16PM
.....yikes....


Squirrel In Morrison Tests Positive For Bubonic Plague

.....A squirrel in Jefferson County tested positive for bubonic plague. Jefferson County Public Health says the squirrel was found in Morrison.

Yersinia pestis, a bacteria, causes the infectious disease. Humans can be infected by the plague through bites from infected fleas or by indirect exposure, such as cough, or direct exposure, like a bite, from an infected animal.

An infected person or animal can suffer from high fever, chills, headache, nausea and swelling of lymph nodes. The symptoms show up within two to seven days after exposure.

Antibiotics can treat the disease.

Jefferson County Public Health recommends the following precautions be taken to protect yourself and your pets from plague.

Eliminate all sources of food, shelter and access for wild animals around the home.

Do not feed wild animals.

Maintain a litter and trash-free yard to reduce wild animal habitats.

People and pets should avoid contact with sick or dead wild animals and rodents.

Use precaution when handling sick pets. Have sick pets examined by a veterinarian.

Consult with your veterinarian about flea and tick control for your pets.

Keep pets from roaming freely outside the home where they may prey on wild animals and bring the disease home with them.

This is the first case of bubonic plague in the county.



......another disease........?!



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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: July 13, 2020 02:42PM
This one, at least, is easy to treat. There are a number of oral and IV antibiotics effective against it.
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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 13, 2020 02:58PM
Happens every year -- nothing to get spun up about.



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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: d4
Date: July 13, 2020 03:18PM
Must've escaped from a hidden US bio-weapons lab drilled miles deep into the Rocky mountain bedrock.



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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: July 13, 2020 03:19PM
It's Squirrel Season in Colorado!
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d4
Must've escaped from a hidden US bio-weapons lab drilled miles deep into the Rocky mountain bedrock.
..that's like the way "Close Encounters" started, evacuate!



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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 13, 2020 03:48PM
Happens every year.



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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 13, 2020 04:16PM
Strawberry Fields Forever just popped into my head, though spun up has always had a different meaning.




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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 13, 2020 05:37PM
It sometimes affects whole colonies of prairie dogs or marmots in the mountains. That's about the only time I would shoot an animal without the intent to eat.



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Re: a pox upon you?!.....squirrel in Colorado tests positive for bubonic plague.....
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: July 15, 2020 02:39AM
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