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From The Associated Press:
San Diego County officials say three squirrels have tested positive for plague in routine monitoring on Palomar Mountain.
County environmental health director Jack Miller says it’s not unusual for animals to test positive for plague during the summer months, and the public should avoid contact with squirrels at public campgrounds.
There was a low risk for transmission of plague from the infected squirrels because they didn’t carry large numbers of the fleas that can transmit the disease to other squirrels and humans.
The squirrels were found at Cedar Grove Campground and Doane Campground.
To date, no cases of the plague in the human population have been reported to county officials.
From the Tulsa Beacon:
The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department announced the state’s official travel planning website, TravelOK.com, ranked fourth among the 50 state tourism websites in June according to Quantcast.com, a media measurement service that tracks the top one million websites in the United States.
TravelOK.com has consistently ranked among the top 10 most visited state tourism websites in the country, but this is its highest position to date. States coming in ahead of Oklahoma were Michigan, Florida and Virginia.
The Tourism Department unveiled the redesigned and improved TravelOK.com in January 2010 and since then the site has climbed in the rankings from 28th to fourth. TravelOK.com includes more than 18,000 listings of Oklahoma attractions, 22,000 photos, 700 videos and countless planning resources for travelers.
“TravelOK.com is Oklahoma’s primary source for trip planning and event information and its ease of use is evident in the strong ranking,” said Deby Snodgrass, executive director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. “Travelers have 24/7 access to interactive maps, photo galleries and expert articles; plus city, event and attraction listings to help plan an Oklahoma getaway. The increase in rank means even more travelers are learning about the attractions and events throughout the state. This is great news for our tourism industry partners and communities statewide, since all 77 counties benefit from Oklahoma’s $6.2 billion tourism industry.”
During the month of June there were 428,035 visitor sessions on TravelOK.com and 2,075,331 page views on the site. This was the first time TravelOK.com has exceeded 400,000 user sessions in a single month, breaking the all-time monthly visitation record for the site, Snodgrass said.