As part of our public education efforts, Squirrel News is also committed to sharing some of the dangers of interacting with squirrels.
First, two squirrels at the Cedar Grove Campground near Palomar, California, have tested positive for rodent plague. From the CDC: ""Plague is a bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans through flea bites. Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, chills and tender swollen lymph nodes. So far, there have been no locally acquired human cases of plague in San Diego County, according to the DEH."