Plague-Infected Squirrel Shuts Down Campground

A California campground will remain closed for at least ten days after a squirrel carrying plague was discovered on the premises.

The Los Angeles Times said the Los Alamos campground was closed on Saturday afternoon and would not reopen until at least tomorrow, the paper quoted Jonathan Fielding, the county's public health director as saying.

Officials closed the southern California park after a squirrel captured there tested positive for plague.

Further testing on squirrel burrows will be completed before the park will reopen, according to the report.

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