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State Health Department confirms plague case in Santa Fe dog

A dog out on a hike with its owner in the Sun Mountain area this week contracted plague after chewing on a dead rodent, the state Health Department reported.

The dog, which has since recovered, was the first indication of plague activity in New Mexico this year, according to a news release. Last year, there were six human cases of plague in the state, with three of them in Santa Fe County. In one of the county cases, an 8-year-old boy died.

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Added by Ben Swan on February 11, 2010 at 6:21pm — 14 Comments

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