breaking newsFleas collected near Flagstaff have tested positive for the plague, according to officials with the Coconino County Public Health Services District. The fleas were collected and tested as part of surveillance being done by the CCPHSD Environment Health staff due to the die-off of prairie dogs in the area. The fleas were taken from burrows being monitored in the area near Doney Park. Residents in the area were notified of the positive test and those burrows have since been treated. Officials will continue to monitor the situation to determine if the area will need to be treated again. This is the first positive test of plague activity reported in Coconino County this year, but said the disease is “endemic to areas throughout the County and may be more widespread,” in a press release. The CCPHSD said symptoms typically appear in humans within two to six days following exposure to the disease. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, weakness, muscle pain and swollen lymph glands in the groin, armpits or limbs. More