A small child reportedly contracted the deadly disease while on a camping trip to Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest.
This is the first case of the plague in reported in California since 2006, according to local reports. Health officials have been reviewing the child’s activities and recent travel history to try and find out the source of the infection.
The plague is an infectious bacterial disease usually carried by squirrels, chipmunks, other wild rodents and fleas that inhabit their hides.
Campers at the park have been advised to take extra precautions when dealing with wild animals.