Yosemite National Park has closed Crane Flat Campground after a child contracted plague from rodents or fleas at the campground last month, Lidtime.com reported.
Since 2006 this is the first human case in California and public health officials are likely to investigate the Yosemite and Stanislaus National Forest areas to know the source of infection.
Crane Flat Campground has more than 150 sites with space for recreational vehicles and trailers, at least five restrooms, and an amphitheater.
There are no details about the name or age of the child that was diagnosed with the deadly disease after camping in Yosemite National Park in California in July.
Nobody else got sick or reported symptoms, public health officials said. The last known case of a human contracting the plague form another human occurred back in 1924. Yosemite National Park remains open and all other campgrounds and facilities in the park remain open as well.
State health officials, park officials, the Los Angeles County Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are all working together to identify where the child caught the plague.
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