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Colorado reports plague-infected fleas and animals, blames disease for 10-year-old’s death

Colorado health officials are investigating plague activity across a handful of counties, with plague-related causes behind the death of a child. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment noted lab-confirmed reports of plague-infected fleas and animals in areas including La Plata County, where the 10-year-old died. Plague, caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, can… Read More »