Second Case Of Plague This Year Found In Mesa Co. Cat

For the second time this year, a cat in the Redlands has tested positive for the plague. Both cases have been found in the area of Monument and South Camp Roads. The first cat case was detected on May 24th. The two cases were found after bubonic plague was reported in a Gateway woman on May 20th.

Flyers have been distributed to residents who live near Monument and South Camp Roads, and health officials have posted warnings on nearby trails.

If you have a cat and live in this area, watch for symptoms of swelling or redness around the mouth or neck area. You are also asked to contact the Mesa County Health Department at 248–6960.

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