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Plague Detected in Colorado Springs

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  1. big pappa b

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    Plague Detected in Colorado Springs
    Plague In El Paso County
    KKTV 11 News

    The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment has determined that a tree squirrel has tested positive for the plague in the Colorado Springs area.

    The Health Department staff has been monitoring the situation for the past two weeks in the western side of the city. The area affected is the South and West border of Garden of the Gods, including the Northeast part of Manitou Springs.

    Now, Health Department staff are informing and educating residents within the affected area. They are going door to door and handing out pamphlets that contain information that cautions residents about plague. Health Department staff has also set up insecticide tubes that will aid in the control of infected fleas on the local tree squirrel population.

    Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected flea. In humans the symptoms are high fever, chills, headache, severe prostration, and tender or swollen lymph glands. Health Department advises residents who experience these symptoms to contact their physician.

    In Colorado, the last reported human case was in a woman from Weld County, the woman is fully recovered. In El Paso County, the last reported human case occurred in 1991.

    The Health Department’s program manger for animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans, Don Mydlowski, says “Do not attempt to catch, kill, feed or handle any type of squirrel, chipmunk or other wild rodent. He adds, “Keep your dogs and cats under control and do not allow them to chase wild animals. If you live in the affected area keep cats indoors. Residents within the affected area should also clear property from trash, lumber piles, and other areas where animals my live or hide.”

    If you find a dead squirrel in the affected area please contact the Health Department at 578-3199.
     
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    Plague is actually quite common in rodents here. It's usually prairie dogs that carry it. There are stories in the local news about it every summer. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Yeah. In 2001, there was widespread plague detected in SE Colorado Springs. I know this as it was across the stree and down the road from my house. No bigger. All them lil prairie dogs just died off.
     
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    Re: Plague Detected in Colorado Springs=

    It appears mostly in the Southwest. Research shows that it's being brought in to populated areas by off-road type vehicles. Mainly SUV type vehicles with lots of surface area such as K5 Blazers. In the spirit of humanity and selflessness I have decided to become a de-contamination specialist! So all of those with off-road vehicles anywhere in the US, need to ship their vehicles to me! I will decontaminate them for free.... unfortunately they will not be returned to the original owner. BTW... I should have lots of K5 parts for those who are interested..... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    The plague is no big deal. Hanta virus now that's another story. Maybe we need to infest alqueda with good old U.S. Deer mice /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Plague Detected in Colorado Springs=

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    It appears mostly in the Southwest. Research shows that it's being brought in to populated areas by off-road type vehicles. Mainly SUV type vehicles with lots of surface area such as K5 Blazers. In the spirit of humanity and selflessness I have decided to become a de-contamination specialist! So all of those with off-road vehicles anywhere in the US, need to ship their vehicles to me! I will decontaminate them for free.... unfortunately they will not be returned to the original owner. BTW... I should have lots of K5 parts for those who are interested..... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif



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    need a hand? have sawzall and other misc tools of destruction, will travel. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Maybe we need to infest alqueda with good old U.S. Deer mice /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I'm thinking of infesting the whole area with a giant nuclear blast....FREE PARKING
     

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