Comments by Hobie74

First Swine, Now Squirrels

Well, I for one am not going to be feeding the squirrels anytime soon. It says on the Center for Disease Control website that you CAN get it from touching the animals. Just let the squirrels fend for themselves! This is from the website: www.cdc.gov People usually get plague from being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an infected animal. Millions of people in Europe died from plague in the Middle Ages, when human homes and places of work were inhabited by flea-infested rats. Today, modern antibiotics are effective against plague, but if an infected person is not treated promptly, the disease is likely to cause illness or death.
— April 26, 2009 9:17 p.m.

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