Health alert in Colorado, plague activity present in the state with 2 human cases – KKTV

Infected fleas might be found near areas where several rodents or rabbits have died – preventing these locations and not permitting pets or other animals to check out these areas will reduce the threat of getting plague. While there are no publically available vaccines to prevent plague in individuals, if caught early, it can be successfully treated with antibiotics in both individuals and family pets.”The state health department included some preventative measures the public can take to secure themselves and their pets:-Do not directly handle any wildlife.-Keep family pets away from wildlife, especially dead rodents and rabbits.-Dont let felines or canines hunt meadow dogs, squirrels, voles, other rodents, or rabbits.-Dont enable pets to wander freely.-Treat all family pets for fleas according to a vets advice.-If your family pet develops a sudden disease after contact with wildlife call a veterinarian immediately.-Do not feed wildlife– this attracts them to your home, brings them in close contact, and increases the threat of disease transmission.-Do not try to eliminate or eliminate grassy field dogs.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) sent out information on Friday about afflict activity being present in the state.As of Friday, there were at least two verified human cases of the plague this summer season. The current case was reported to the state health department on Thursday for a citizen from a rural county. The exact county was not shared in the release, however this article will be updated if the department is able to share that details. The first case was diagnosed previously this summer in a homeowner from southwest Colorado. In both verified cases, individuals had direct exposure to ill animals. One person was exposed to a squirrel and the other person was exposed to a cat.Click here to find out more from CDPHE on afflict. From CDPHE:”Plague is most frequently spread out to people by the bite of a contaminated flea but also may be transmitted by contaminated animal tissues, fluids, or respiratory beads. Contaminated fleas might be discovered near locations where numerous rodents or bunnies have died – avoiding these areas and not allowing family pets or other animals to check out these areas will reduce the threat of getting plague. People with direct exposure to fleas or wildlife in the impacted areas may be at threat. People who believe they have actually been exposed must get in touch with a health care supplier instantly. Symptoms include unexpected fever, headache, chills, weak point, and tender, unpleasant lymph nodes. While there are no publically available vaccines to prevent pester in people, if caught early, it can be effectively treated with antibiotics in both pets and individuals.”The state health department included some preventative measures the general public can require to secure themselves and their family pets:-Do not directly manage any wildlife.-Keep animals far from wildlife, especially dead rodents and rabbits.-Dont let felines or pets hunt meadow pets, squirrels, voles, other rodents, or rabbits.-Dont permit family pets to wander freely.-Treat all pets for fleas according to a vets advice.-If your pet develops a sudden disease after contact with wildlife call a veterinarian immediately.-Do not feed wildlife– this attracts them to your home, brings them in close contact, and increases the danger of disease transmission.-Do not try to remove or eliminate prairie pet dogs. This may increase the risk of afflict for you and your domestic animals. -Be mindful of rodent and bunny populations in your area, and report sudden die-offs or several dead animals to your regional health department.Copyright 2020 KKTV. All rights reserved.

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