Rodents

PETA officials say this  rat was found in a tub among at least 200 other juvenile rats, many of whom were severely dehydrated and dying. (Photo courtesy PETA)

Lake Elsinore Breeders Face Prison Over ‘Shocking’ Rodent, Reptile Abuse

Two men who ran a Lake Elsinore animal breeding facility where rodents and reptiles lived in their own accumulated waste have plead guilty to misdemeanor and felony charges, according to reports.

04/04/2014

(credit: Elizabeth Peterson)

Official: Yosemite National Park Visitor Recovered From Rodent-Borne Virus

A visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths among those who spent time at the park this summer, officials said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2012

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2nd Person Dies Of Rodent-Borne Disease After Yosemite National Park Visit

Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed at the park.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2012

(credit: CBS)

Long Beach Residents On Typhus Alert

Health officials Monday warned Long Beach residents about typhus, which is a bacterial disease transmitted by fleas and ticks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/13/2012

Part of the flyer Orange County officials have released to alert the public to a possible typhus outbreak. (credit: Orange County Vector Control)

Santa Ana Officials Alert Public That Person Has Contracted Typhus

A Santa Ana resident has contracted typhus, prompting city officials to alert the community.

05/25/2012

(credit: Gerry Ellis/Getty Images)

Rodent Die-Off Marks Potentially Fatal Threat To San Diego Residents

The county Department of Environmental Health said six rodents in the past week have tested positive for the potentially fatal but difficult to contract virus.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/23/2011

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