Plague squirrel causes park closure in California
Parts of a national forest in California have been evacuated and closed down after a squirrel was found to be infected with the plague.
Los Angeles officials say visitors were ordered to leave the Angeles National Forest as a precaution after the rodent was trapped in a routine check.
Also known as the Black Death, the disease killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages.
26 Jul 2013
- From the section US & Canada