Officials: Significant plague activity in East Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – State health officials are reporting significant plague activity in the East Mountains.

That includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance and Santa Fe counties.

Officials say a dog from the Edgewood area tested positive for the plague this week.

That brings the total number of dogs infected recently to three dogs. There was also a cat from Torrance County infected.

And a Torrance County man is recovering after he was diagnosed with plague last month.

The plague is usually transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas but can be transmitted by infected animals like rodents and pets. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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