Georgia tourist is second suspected case of the plague in a month at Yosemite

A tourist from Georgia is being examined for plague by the Federal Center for Disease Control.

Health officials in California are investigating this second suspected case of plague in course of a month after a tourist from Georgia who visited Yosemite National Park fell ill. A child also fell ill with plague at the Crane Flat Campground in mid-July in Yosemite, as reported by CBS News.

The California Department of Public Health called it a ‘presumptive positive case’ but the details of the person have not been completely released.

It’s the second suspected case in a month after a child fell  Last week, a campground was closed after two squirrels died from the plague. Health officials are now taking action but say the risk to public health is low

Last week, officials closed Tuolumne Meadows Campground after two squirrels died from plague. It will remain closed until Friday. They had been visiting Yosemite, the Sierra National Forest and surrounding areas in early August but no new areas of the park have been closed.

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