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Fleas Test Positive For Plague In Baderville Near Flagstaff


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Coconino County Health and Human Service officials have confirmed fleas collected in the Baderville area, northwest of Flagstaff, have tested positive for plague. Area residents were notified of the test and burrows have been treated. This is the first location within the county where fleas have tested positive for plague this year. Symptoms of plague in humans include fever, chills, headache, weakness, muscle pain and swollen lymph glands. The area of the positive test will be closely monitored to determine if further action is required. To limit possible exposure, people are encouraged to avoid rodent burrows and keep dogs on a leash. For more information, log onto cdc.gov/plague.