State health officials say a Georgia tourist who visited California now has a possible case of the plague, but is expected to make a “full recovery.”
The deaths of two young campers killed when a tree branch fell on their tent and a campground closure because of plague cast a pall over California’s Yosemite National Park at the height of the summer tourist season.
Officials at Yosemite National Park say they are temporarily shutting a popular campsite after two squirrels died of plague in the area.
California officials say a child camping in Yosemite National Park fell ill with plague and was sent to a hospital.
Authorities say a squirrel at a Southern California campground has tested positive for exposure to fleas infected with the bacteria that can cause plague.