Plague-Infected Squirrel Closes Campground

L.A. County health officials have closed Table Mountain Campgrounds for at least a week.
1:47 | 07/26/13

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So the campus still open and consisted -- a partial closure. Today Rosalie Fernandez stopped by the US force ranger station near -- what to find out if she should cancel -- camp out. She eager could insert after learning the ground squirrel tested positive for the plague at the table mountain campground the site we were. Thinking about is open. -- -- -- But three campsites are closed twisted -- broken blade and -- loops. The roads leading to the areas are blocked off with warning signs. Not good for one couple who plan to get married at one of the sites this weekend he said wow I -- going to Vegas. But no I chose the campground only to be run out by the plague campground host Michel critical told the worry -- the wedding and steal lawn just moved to another camp site. The threat of plague is also not stopping public -- Juarez and his family from and joined their annual camp out. And we would come out -- there's always -- running around but I and it's you know one. Simon and whatever they doing that it's it's working. Look clinic is carried by infected -- the disease can be transmitted to humans there will flea bite. But the Los Angeles county department of public health says cases of plague in humans are rare. And treatable. When it does occur at the -- that most most common. Is where you have increase in the size of the lymph nodes you have she will ship fever and that that's called blue bonnet played. The three campsites will remain closed for several days while squirrel burrows are dusted to control the -- population. In the meantime visitors are being asked to take extra precaution. While out in the forest. -- --

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