Bubonic plague in chipmunks forces closure of top Lake Tahoe sites

Bubonic plague in chipmunks forces closure of top Lake Tahoe sites

Disease can be spread by fleas that move between animals and humans but it is preventable and treatable

Surrounded by fires, parched by drought, and shut down by the pandemic – residents of California’s scenic South Lake Tahoe thought they’d endured everything.

That was until this week, when the US Forest Service announced it was closing several popular sites after discovering bubonic plague in the chipmunk population.

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