Chipmunks in the South Lake Tahoe area have tested positive for plague, prompting officials to close several spots in the vicinity, according to news reports.What disease did a dead Chipmunk test positive for in California?
By Johnny Diaz When California officials closed parts of South Lake Tahoe this week, the news sounded alarming: A dead chipmunk had tested positive for bubonic plague, the rare yet highly infectious bacterial disease responsible for killing millions of ...Why is Lake Tahoe closed for plague?
Parts of Lake Tahoe closed after chipmunks test positive for plague The infectious bacterial disease tends to be spread by chipmunks, other wild rodents and their fleas. Aug. 2, 2021, 10:44 PM PDT By The Associated PressAre there Chipmunks in El Dorado County?
El Dorado County spokeswoman Carla Hass said the chipmunks that were tested had no contact with any people. Forest Service officials expect the facilities to be open again by the weekend. According to the El Dorado County Public Health, plague is naturally present in some areas of California.