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Old 06-03-04, 11:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Fleas and rats were the culprits for the plague, but recently prairie dogs were blamed for another disease.

Prairie dogs were the supposed origin of Monkey Pox in humans. The prairie dogs in question came from a "pet swap" in Milwaukee.

Anyone who is interested can read about it here:CDC article on Prairie dogs and Monkey Pox
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