Bubonic Plague In New Mexico Has Officials Warning Of Black Death

Bubonic plague has been spotted in New Mexico.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Bubonic plague has been spotted throughout the United States in recent years.

One woman in Oregon contracted the bubonic plague after trying to help a cat choking on a rat. A girl in Colorado got the bubonic plague from a dead squirrel. The father even thought the girl had died from the black death.

Dr. Mark Dimenna of the Environmental Health Department is certain New Mexico is facing the bubonic plague:

“It is the plague. It is the bubonic plague, the Black Death. It’s the same organism that it always has been.”

This case of the bubonic plague was spotted in two dogs. New Mexico officials are warning El Dorado counties about the black death threat, advising residents to keep their dogs and cats away from rabbits, chipmunks, and squirrels.The concern is that the bubonic plague is being spread by fleas carried by rodents which have the Yersinia pestis bacteria.

Human can be infected by the bubonic plague by handling fluids or tissue from infected animals. Centuries ago, the black death killed 60 percent of Europe’s population. Since 1900, about 999 cases of the bubonic plague have been reported.

The CDC warns that bubonic plague symptoms include include fever, headache, chills, weakness, and swollen, tender or painful lymph nodes. These symptoms usually come within two weeks of being infected. Fortunately, doctors can treat the black death antibiotics even the bubonic plague is diagnosed correctly.

Are you concerned about the bubonic plague spreading into America’s cities?