- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho health officials say three cats have likely been infected with plague and two have died.

The Central District Health Department in a statement Friday says a second Elmore County cat that died likely had the bacterial infection, but final lab results won’t be available until next week.

The cat lived both indoors and outdoors and had contact with ground squirrels before becoming ill. Health officials say family members and other household pets are being monitored.

The Eastern Idaho Public Health District previously said a pet cat in Clark County became infected but has recovered.

Earlier this year dead ground squirrels in southwest Idaho tested positive for plague.

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Information from: KTVB-TV, http://www.ktvb.com/

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