3 dogs test positive for plague in East Mountains

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EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – Three dogs tested positive for plague in the East Mountains.

State health officials say the dogs were from within several miles of Edgewood, but say Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties are also affected.

Plague is a bacterial disease transmitted by infected fleas and rodents.

Officials recommend cleaning near the house where rodents could live, such as woodpiles and abandoned cars.

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