Bubonic Plague

Two Dead in Bubonic Plague Outbreak in China, Authorities Say

Exactly four weeks after an outbreak of the deadly and highly transmissible bubonic plague in China was described as being “well managed” by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and really no cause for concern, Beijing confirmed Tuesday further casualties from the surge in infections.

A woman wearing a protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, stands outside Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 27, 2020. - China on January 27 extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic …

Colorado Teen Dies of Bubonic Plague

Taylor Gaes died June 8 after he was afflicted by a severe illness he seemingly picked up on his family’s property. The Larimer County Health Department said he caught the bubonic plague — likely from fleas on an animal carcass somewhere.