NBC News: Oregon County Reports First Case of Human Bubonic Plague in Almost a Decade

Health officials have reported the first case of human bubonic plague in rural Oregon in eight years. The county’s health services stated that the person likely became infected from their cat, where it may have been exposed to fleas which transmitted the infection that spread to the lymph nodes. The patient was admitted to the hospital and treated with antibiotics and it is unknown whether the infection has progressed from bubonic to pneumonic plague. 

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