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Four Tahoe Bear Cubs Under Quarantine

Four Lake Tahoe cubs have tested positive for a rare virus that has already killed two other cubs.

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Four bear cubs are under quarantine

at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care after testing positive for a type of adenovirus that is common in dogs. The virus is believed to have caused the deaths of two other cubs in the area, but the four at LTWC appear healthy and have no symptoms of illness.

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The four cubs under quarantine currently seem unaffected by the virus.US Fish and Wildlife Service