Environmental Management

Chipmunks and squirrels can carry plague

Due to increased plague activity in the Tahoe Basin area last fall, El Dorado County health officials advise caution this summer. The California Department of Public Health routinely monitors rodent populations for plague activity in California. Last September and October, a surveillance effort identified three chipmunks as positive for plague in the South Lake Tahoe […]

Birds test positive for West Nile virus in El Dorado County

El Dorado County Environmental Management and Health Services Departments received confirmation on June 13, 2012 that West Nile virus has been detected in two birds found in the South Lake Tahoe area; the first confirmed positive results for 2012. The birds, two American Robins, were found on June 6, 2012 in the Tahoe Keys area […]

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