An Oregon woman contacted the bubonic plague from a stray cat that was ...
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The bubonic plague is a disease most of us associate with history, a menace of centuries past that doesn’t threaten us due to advances in medicine, hygiene, and sanitation that impeded the millions who died of the widely-feared illness throughout mankind’s past But news that 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing was critically ill with the bubonic… Read more »
Pagosa Springs, CO – Sierra Jane Downing caught bubonic plague from fleas on a dead squirrel during a family camping trip. The 7-year-old girl who contracted the Black Death disease last week is now out of intensive care and recovering well. The Downing incident is the first known case of the plague in Colorado in… Read more »