The last documented human cases of pester in California were in 2015 when two individuals were exposed to contaminated rodents or their fleas in Yosemite National Park. Both were dealt with and recovered.
No human cases have been reported since, however authorities did discover proof that an overall of 20 ground squirrels or chipmunks around South Lake Tahoe had actually been exposed to the afflict germs from 2016 to 2019. Those rodents were determined near the Tallac Historic Site, Fallen Leaf Campground or Taylor Creek Visitor.
Health authorities have actually verified a case of afflict at South Lake Tahoe– the very first in California in 5 years.
El Dorado County officials said Monday that the California Department of Public Health had actually informed them of the positive test of a local who is under treatment while recovering at house.
Pester germs are frequently transmitted by fleas that have obtained it from contaminated squirrels, chipmunks and other wild rodents. Cats and canines might likewise bring plague-infected fleas.
Health authorities think the South Lake Tahoe citizen may have been bitten by a contaminated flea while strolling a dog along the Truckee River corridor or in the Tahoe Keys area on Tahoes south coast.