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California Department of Public Health and Yosemite National Park Take Preventive Measures in Plague Investigation

alifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that the department, working closely with Yosemite National Park, successfully reduced the risk of plague transmission at Crane Flat Campground in Yosemite. The campground, which had been closed for four nights to allow for rodent burrows to be treated for fleas, is reopening today. The treatment controlled potentially plague-infected fleas which could spread the disease to humans and other warm-blooded hosts. http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/california-department-of-public-health-and-yosemite-national-park-take-preventive-measures-in-plague-investigation.htm

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