NEW MEXICO Stray cat with plague prompts public health reminders

April 12, 2017

NEW MEXICO Stray cat with plague prompts public health reminders

A stray cat found in Albuquerque, N.M., died of plague, and public health officials are warning residents to avoid stray or sick animals. Mark DiMenna, deputy director of the city’s Environmental Health Department, asked to be notified about sick or dying animals, especially wildlife, and department officials are setting up traps to catch rodents and other animals that might be infected.

KOB-TV (Albuquerque, N.M.) (4/11),  KOAT-TV (Albuquerque, N.M.)/The Associated Press (4/10)