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.
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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