Parts of Lake Tahoe closed after chipmunks test positive for plague

Parts of Lake Tahoe closed after chipmunks test positive for plague.

8/3/2021 8:45:00 AM

Parts of Lake Tahoe closed after chipmunks test positive for plague.

The infectious bacterial disease tends to be spread by chipmunks, other wild rodents and their fleas.

ByThe Associated PressSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Officials are closing some areas on the south shore of Lake Tahoe after some chipmunks tested positive for plague.The Tahoe Daily Tribunethat the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their parking areas will be off limits through Friday.

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During that time, the U.S. Forest Service will be conducting vector control treatments to those areas.El Dorado County spokeswoman Carla Hass said the chipmunks that were tested had no contact with any people.Forest Service officials expect the facilities to be open again by the weekend.

According to the El Dorado County Public Health, plague is naturally present in some areas of California.People hiking and doing other outdoor activities should avoid contact with animals. They should do the same for their pets.Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that tends to be spread by chipmunks, other wild rodents and their fleas. For humans, symptoms can show up within two weeks of exposure to an infected animal. They include fever, nausea, weakness and swollen lymph nodes.

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When murder hornets won't catch on ... What in the he- Javatheresister Unbelievable, Lake Tahoe and it’s surroundings is a pristine area. ALVINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!! The awful plight of DV2021 winners are screaming constantly; & are begging for your help. Kindly please raise our issue in WhiteHouse and US Congress. We'll owe you. CNN MSNBC nytimes washingtonpost WSJ Reuters AP ABC BBCWorld USATODAY Forbes

LPontheleft 🔊 Attention All Campers! Do NOT feed the chipmunks 🐿 Who’s job is it to test chipmunks? Sounds kinda cool This isn’t anything new, quit being inflammatory

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It's official. These are then end times. *rips bong* Chipmunks have been trying to one-up humans since Alvin & his gang had their break-through album in the 70s. Welp, hello Armageddon! Can we send antivaxxers there? I hear it's no worse than the flu Clearly, 2021 is trying to outdo 2020. đôi lúc rất trầm,đôi lúc cũng rất nổi loạn...cũng tuỳ trường hợp và tình huống...coi trọng tinh bạn.....muốn chia sẻ và được chia sẻ với bạn bè

Can we ship those chipmunks to the south? The Chipmunks are saying that God will protect them. I'm sure Hoss Cartwright is not a happy camper about now. End of days. Fires Floods Pandemics Plague now…Chipmunks I’m done

Some areas of South Tahoe closed due to chipmunks with plagueOfficials are closing some areas on the south shore of Lake Tahoe after some chipmunks tested positive for plague. chipmunks with plague. JESUS. we are really fucked up as a society never I thought I would read a headline quite like this one.... what a time to be alive Now the GQP will all swarm there and try to play with the misunderstood chipmunks...

Move over covid. Ok, who was eating the chipmunks and had gotten sick? Well, that just takes the cake. Chipmunks, the cutest of all the woodland creatures, are plague carriers. Pretty sure nobody had that on their Bingo Card. This is the best story NBC News can post - over and over? Pathetic. to make enemies surrender, Mongol soldiers used to throw caracasses of dead animals infected with plague, inside city walls! Mongols got plague from India and took it to Europe. It spread and killed 25% of Europe’s population!

Whats a chipmunk? 😱😱😱😱😱😱 You may now check “rodents with plague” off your 2121 Bingo card. Will it ever end

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Republicans are finished. Another thing for them to catch 😂 Send in the Republicans!

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Black plague!!!!!! BINGO! Finally filled my card!! Too sad 😞 Fuck Is that the new variant? So sad, wish the Forests were better cared for. To the East, congestion is also happening. Basically, the chipmunks are suffering environmental stress. It WILL take All USA CITIZENS to heal Mother Nature. NOT THE CHIPPYS

Da fuuuhhh? Now people are scared of a chipmunk Why am I the one in the asylum haha

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It happens every year somewhere in the US. A child died in Colorado from it a few days ago. Gross! Alvin and Theodore got the plague. Camus wrote about stuff like this. Rodents getting sick in Oran was the first sign. Nasty business. Time to swill corn liquor. 🙈 Oh good lord, 2021 is really giving 2020 a run for its money.

Don't worry your lovely government will try to cover this up some how too. Cause you know they all about that. It's NBC News if someone didn't say this happens all the time there. I would call this Mis-information! Cause Government told us so today! Sad to hear tho, this story!

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JESUS CHRIST! Positive for the plague?! Trying to find a punk band here... the Tahoe Plaguemonks? Did they ever think about testing the rats that were roaming the streets freely in San Francisco due to the homeless problem and human feces on the streets? Is this like the current plague we're still in, the black plague, or a completely different one?

This happens every year. Bubonic plague is easily treated if caught quickly. 🤷‍♀️ Thank goodness for penicillin. MlarSergio 🤯 But we can't close the border due to Covid? AAAALLVIIINN!!! How long will it be before the “but muh rights” crowd is racing to Lake Tahoe bc they will not be denied bc of a hoax?


No way no Wtf Well ain’t that a kick in the head, chipmunks and the plague. When does the chipmunk plague denying start? You can’t stop me from camping with plagued chipmunks! If the chipmunks won’t wear a mask, neither will I! Thanks Biden! I’m not doing a bingo card this year. spillover I don't think people understand that rodents and fleas were one of the major causes of the bubonic plague. Although antibiotics can cure plague, your prognosis or outlook will not be the same before you endured plague.

Plague? Like plague, plague? As jonstewart likes to say 'The boobanz'