Nearly two weeks after the confirmation of plague in ground squirrels south of Boise, preliminary tests indicate an Ada County dog likely has the disease. A confirmatory test is in progress and final results are expected in approximately one week.
The dog, which had contact with ground squirrels within the area of impact (see map), south of Boise to the Snake River, and from Kuna to Mountain Home, became ill at the end of May. The owner took the dog to a veterinarian where a sample was taken and submitted to the State Public Health Laboratory for testing. The dog has since been treated and is recovering. Those who handled the dog while it was ill are being monitored and provided preventive medication if needed. Continue reading “Dog in Ada County likely has plague but is recovering after prompt treatment”