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(NEWSER) – Scary news from Yosemite National Park: A child who was on a family camping trip in the national park in mid-July contracted California's first case of plague since 2006, the state's Department of Public Health says in a press release.

The department says the child, who visited Stanislaus National Forest, is from LA County and is recovering from the disease, which is carried by wild rodents including squirrels and chipmunks—and their fleas.

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