Chipmunks With Plague Forces Closure Of South Lake Tahoe

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Authorities in South Lake Tahoe are closing some recreational areas after local chipmunks tested positive for the plague, a bacterial infection often spread by fleas found on small rodents and is treated with antibiotics.  The Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and the associated parking areas will be closed until next weekend according to El Dorado County Spokeswoman Carla Hass.  

The plague is naturally found in some parts of California, mainly in rural mountain areas.