Case Of Bubonic Plague Detected In United States

Case Of Bubonic Plague Detected In United States

Health officials in Deschutes County, Oregon, reported a case of human bubonic plague.

According to reports, health officials said the suspected culprit is a symptomatic domestic house cat.

The case is reportedly the state’s first bubonic plague diagnosis in approximately eight years.

🚨 Authorities in Oregon have confirmed the US state’s first human case of bubonic plague in almost a decade. 🫣

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“All close contacts of the resident and their pet have been contacted and provided medication to prevent illness,” said Dr. Richard Fawcett, Deschutes County Health Officer.

From Deschutes County:

Symptoms of plague usually begin in humans two to eight days after exposure to an infected animal or flea. These symptoms may include a

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