Bubonic plague reported in Oregon for first time in 8 years

Bubonic plague reported in Oregon for first time in 8 years



For the first time in 8 years, bubonic plague was recorded in Oregon: a cat infected its owner

A resident of the US state of Oregon became infected with bubonic plague from his cat, Science Alert reports. The case of bubonic plague was the first in the state since 2015.

It is assumed that the patient could have become infected from the cat through fleas that she brought from the street, or through her fluids.

The number of cases of plague in the western United States is about seven per year, with the bubonic form being more common than the pneumonic form.



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