Health Highlights: April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 12:20 PM

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Infestations of plague-carrying fleas have been found among prairie dogs in Arizona, officials say.

An investigation was launched after officials were told about a prairie dog burrow in Picture Canyon, near Flagstaff, with an unusually large number of dead or dying prairie dogs. Tests on several surrounding burrows revealed the presence of plague bacteria in fleas, United Press International repor...

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