Traveling to NE Wyoming? Caution with the Plague
Plague infection was recently confirmed in a northeastern Wyoming prairie dog (Converse County of the Thunder Basin National Grassland), but don’t be too alarmed no human cases have been identified.
Trying to avoid the “prairie dog” plague? Here are some recommended precautions:
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to rodents
- Avoid contact with rodent carcasses
- Avoid areas with unexplained rodent die-offs
- Use insect repellent on boots and pants when in areas that might have fleas
- Use flea control products for pets, and properly dispose of rodents pets may bring home
The plague is rare but always be vigilant when out and about around rodent infested areas.
Concerned you already have the plague? Check for these symptoms:
-Swollen and Tender lymph glands
(If you are ill seek professional medical help)