This article was contributed by the State Public Health Veterinarian's Office. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So far in 2021, Yersinia pestis (the causative agent of plague) has been identified in the counties of Adams, Boulder, Huerfano, El Paso, La Plata, and San Miguel. The bacterium has been confirmed in fleas from prairie dog die-off areas, tree squirrels, domestic cats, and a mountain lion. There has also been a human plague death in La Plata County. Clinical presentations of the four infected cats: ● Cat One: Fever (104°F), initial presentation with a superficial axillary wound (unknown if truly...
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