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  • Follow precautions against plague

    General Precautions

    • Avoid contact with wild rodents/fleas
    • Do not touch sick/dead rodents
    • Report to rangers/health authorities
    • Do not camp, sleep/rest near animal burrows
    • Wear long pants tucked into boots to reduce exposure to fleas
    • Apply insect repellant to socks/pant cuffs
    • Leave pets at home

    Symptoms

    • Fever/chills
    • Muscle aches/weakness
    • Swollen/tender lymph nodes

    Plague is readily treatable when diagnosed early. Tell your doctor where you have been and what you have done that may have exposed you to plague. For more information, visit http://www.cdph.ca.gov/healthinfo/discond/Pages/Plague.aspx. Report sick or dead rodents by calling (530) 573-3197. 

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