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Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona: What It Means

Public health officials in two northern Arizona counties have issued warnings that fleas in the area tested positive for plague. Fleas carrying Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, were discovered in Navajo and Coconino counties. The Navajo County Health Department released a statement urging the public "to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits, and predators that feed upon these animals.
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