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July 26th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Squirrel tests positive for plague

An evacuation has been ordered for an area north of Los Angeles after a squirrel tested positive for the plague.

While no human being has been infected, authorities are advising people to steer clear for at least a week while further testing is conducted on other squirrels in the area.

OutFront: Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and board-certified physician for infectious disease.


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