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PLAGUE CONFIRMED IN PARK COUNTY CATS

With the concerns over family pets being diagnosed with plague off of the South Fork Road, the State of Wyoming has put out the following press release. If at any time, anyone has questions please call the Public Health office at 307-777-6420.

Plague Confirmed in Park County Cats

Three Park County cats have recently been confirmed as infected with plague, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified.  All three cats lived in Cody, off the South Fork Road. The illness was confirmed in the first pet by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory in Laramie on April 12, with confirmation of the third on April 20.

“Plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly for pets and for people if not treated promptly with antibiotics,” said Dr. Karl Musgrave, state public health veterinarian with WDH.  "The disease can be transmitted to humans from ill animals and by fleas coming from infected animals. We want people to know of the potential threat in the area the cats were from as well as across the state. Dogs can also become ill and transmit the disease.”

“While the disease is rare in humans, it’s safe to assume that the risk for plague exists all around Wyoming,” Musgrave said. Six human cases of plague have been confirmed in Wyoming since 1978 with the last one reported in 2008. There are an average of seven human cases across the nation each year.

Precautions Musgrave recommends to help prevent plague infections include:
· Avoid unnecessary exposure to rodents,
· Avoid contact with rodent carcasses,
· Avoid areas with unexplained rodent die-offs,
· Use insect repellent on boots and pants when in areas that might have fleas, and
· Use flea repellent on pets, and properly dispose of rodents pets may bring home.

Plague symptoms in animals can include enlarged lymph glands; swelling in the neck, face or around the ears; fever; chills; lack of energy; coughing; vomiting; diarrhea and dehydration. Ill animals should be taken to a veterinarian.  Plague symptoms in people can include fever, swollen and tender lymph glands, extreme exhaustion, headache, chills, coughing, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. People who are ill should seek professional medical attention.
 

 
   

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Non-Emergency Numbers
Cody:
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &
Administration:

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Location:
Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414
                   
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CUB SCOUTS TOUR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER
 
Recently members of Cub Scout Troop #3058, Wolves and Bears visited the Park County Law Enforcement Center.  Patrol Deputy Andy Varian (left) and Detention Deputy Alex Offley hosted the group and answered any and all questions from the troop members.  In addition to touring the building, Deputy Offley fingerprinted the kids for future identification purposes (the prints were given to the parents) and Deputy Varian showed them his patrol car which generated even more questions.

Our thanks to the troop members and their adult chaperons for their interest in the Park County Sheriff's Office.

  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
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The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit www.adobe.com to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.


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