Bubonic Plague Back In The U.S.

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(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Last week, health officials announced that the first case of bubonic plague in the city of Oregon was reported since 2015. 

On Wednesday, in the news release, Deschutes County Health Services announced that it was likely that the infection was caused by the resident’s symptomatic pet cat. The Deschutes County health officer Dr. Richard Fawcett announced that all those who had come in contact with the resident and their pet have been given medication that would prevent the illness. The identity of the resident who was infected has not been announced. 

Officials argued that the community was at very little risk as the identification of the case occurred early on. There have also not been any additional cases that have emerged during the disease’s communicable stage. 

If not diagnosed early the bubonic plague could lead to lung infections and bloodstream infections. The Oregon Health Authority reported that the last case of human plague in Oregon was reported in 2015. 

Humans will normally start showing symptoms of the plague two to eight days after exposure. The symptoms most commonly include weakness, nausea, chills, fever, muscle aches, and buboes, which refer to visibly swollen lymph nodes. 

Infection can occur through coming in contact with infected animals or fleas. Officials have known that most common animals, including chipmunks, squirrels, rodents, and mice can carry the disease. To avoid the spread of the disease it is recommended that residents and pets avoid all contact with fleas and rodents.

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