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Plague confirmed in northeastern Wyoming prairie dog


July 18, 2017

CHEYENNE - Plague infection was recently confirmed in a northeastern Wyoming prairie dog, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified.

The infected prairie dog was discovered in the Converse County area of the Thunder Basin National Grassland. The infection was confirmed by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory. Local U.S. Forest Service personnel have also described seeing signs of significant prairie dog die-offs.

"Plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly for people and for animals, including pets, if not treated promptly wi...

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