Bubonic Plague

Oregon Teenage Girl Contracts Bubonic Plague

According to the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division and the Crook County Public Health Department, a 16-year-old Crook County girl contracted bubonic plague from a flea bite on October 16.

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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.