Plague found in Muleshoe prairie dogs, city says no risk to Lubb - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Plague found in Muleshoe prairie dogs, city says no risk to Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Last week NewsChannel 11 told you that cases of the plague had been confirmed in prairie dogs in New Mexico.

Now we have learned there are cases in Muleshoe.

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge alerted the public on Thursday that two colonies of prairie dogs have been confirmed to have the plague.

Their alert says out of public safety, Paul's Lake and the access road to the lake have been temporarily closed.

The alert says the refuge is still safe to visit. 

The City of Lubbock has also released a statement saying the prairie dog's plague is of no risk to Lubbock.

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