Monday, July 21, 2014

Plague Spreads in Colorado as Three More Patients Found

Earlier this week, we verified the first case of pneumonic plague to hit America’s shores in 100 years.  Now, just four days later, three new cases, also from the state of Colorado, have suddenly appeared and are raising fears that an epidemic could very well be on our horizon for citizens within the U.S..

Three more plague cases were found in Colorado, a week after the first infection of the deadliest form of the disease was reported in the state in a decade.
The man initially reported with pneumonic plague on July 11 is hospitalized. Two of the new cases also had pneumonic plague, while the third had a milder form. All four cases may be linked to the original man’s dog, which died from the illness, state health officials said. – Bloomberg


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