Plague Besieges California, Colorado, and New Mexico

Plague Besieges California, Colorado, and New Mexico

A bacterial infection has been found in three states. While it is rare, black death does still occur in the U.S. every year. The plague besieges California, Colorado, and New Mexico. There have been human fatalities in Colorado and New Mexico. In California, a child tested positive for the bacterial infection. The child diagnosed lives in […]

Colorado Pneumonic Plague Cases Rise to Four

Colorado Pneumonic Plague Cases Rise to Four

Two weeks after a Colorado resident tested positive for pneumonic plague, the number has now risen to four confirmed cases. All four individuals are believed to have contracted the disease after contact with the same dog that has died from the disease. The canine potentially came into contact with a prairie dog, rabbit or other […]

Pneumonic Plague in Colorado Prairie Dogs Fleas

Pneumonic Plague in Colorado Prairie Dogs Fleas

Fleas on prairie dogs may be the cause of the first outbreak of pneumonic plague in Colorado since 2004. According to health officials in Colorado, a man has contracted the disease. The plague likely was the cause of the death of the man’s dog. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta states that pneumonic plague […]