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Dog tests positive for plague following a probable exposure near Divide Trail Loop in Teller County

public Health urges residents to take precautions to prevent exposure

 

Last updated 8/11/2021 at 10:10am



Teller County, CO – After a dog tested positive for plague following a probable exposure near the Divide Trail Loop at Hayden Divide Park in Teller County, Public Health is urging residents to take precautions to prevent exposure to the plague.

While plague is common in the summer months, taking simple precautions can lower the risk of transmission to pets and humans.

Plague is caused by bacteria (Yersinia pestis) that can be spread to people and pets by the bites of infected fleas or by direct contact with infected animals. People or pets with direct exposure to fleas or wildlife in...



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