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Animal Plague Case Confirmed Near San Jon

NewsChannel 10
By KFDA Assignments Desk

San Jon, New Mexico - A case of animal plague has been confirmed in eastern New Mexico and officials say human cases could soon follow.

The New Mexico Department of Health says lab reports confirmed a case of plague in a dog near San Jon in Quay County this week. They say the virus is transmitted to humans through the fleas on rodents, rabbits, and pets. 

This is the third case this year involving animals in New Mexico. In all cases, the animals have recovered.

For more information on the plague, click here: http://www.health.state.nm.us/erd/HealthData/plague.shtml

 

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