Plague in Mongolia! Plague in Colorado! Should We Be Worried?

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Uh oh. We appear to have an outbreak of plague in Mongolia. Last thing we need, right?

Oh, and it’s been found in squirrels in Colorado. Eep! Scary!

Let’s unpack this and work out whether we really need to be worried.

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