What should I do to prevent exposure?

Answer: 

You can greatly reduce the risk of becoming infected with plague by taking simple precautions, including avoiding contact with wild rodents, their fleas and rodent carcasses. You should not feed rodents in picnic or campground areas and never handle sick or dead rodents.

In addition, the "Safety" section of this page outlines additional recommendations.

Answered on: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:15 PM MDT