Plague found in Wyoming prairie dog in Grassland
Published 12:56 pm, Monday, July 17, 2017
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health is urging people to use caution after a plague infection was confirmed in a Wyoming prairie dog.
State epidemiologist and acting state health officer with the Wyoming Department of Health, Dr. Alexia Harrist says plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly for people and animals.
Harrist says while human plague infections are rare, the risk for plague exists all around Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, no human cases have been identified.