Bubonic Plague Case Identified in Pueblo County, Colorado

Bubonic Plague Case Identified in Pueblo County, Colorado

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Updated 7 days ago

Case Confirmation and Overview

Health officials in , have confirmed a human case of bubonic plague, marking a rare occurrence of the disease in the

The infected person's condition has improved after hospitalization. The source of the infection is under investigation, but bubonic plague is endemic in the area, making it challenging to pinpoint.

Disease Details and Precautions

Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and is primarily transmitted through fleas, commonly found on rodents like rats and prairie dogs. It does not spread between humans.

Health officials emphasize the importance of seeking immediate medical attention if plague symptoms like fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes develop. Precautions include treating pets for fleas and eliminating rodent habitats.
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