The plague may seem like a thing of the past, but the fact is it can still occur. For this reason, Arizona officials monitor rodents for the possibility of the plague, specifically in warm weather months as that is when people have the highest risk of encountering plague positive rodents. Why Arizona? According to experts, Arizona’s 4,500+ elevation has conditions that the plague was able to adapt to.

 

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Officials Monitoring Rodents for Plague at Grand Canyon

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Summertime in Arizona’s higher terrain means an increased risk of residents and tourists coming into contact with rodents that carry the plague. Health officials spend the warmer months monitoring squirrels, mice and prairie dogs for the rare but …and more »

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