Bubonic Plague

A pair of tourists in New York have fallen ill with bubonic plague — a naturally occurring though rare disease. The couple from Santa Fe, New Mexico appear to have contracted the disease from the fleas of wood rats around their home. The media on the east coast of the US seem to be having a bit of a panic about it.

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2 thoughts on “Bubonic Plague

  1. I thought that a case of the bubonic plaugue had been reported in the desert in Mexico in the last few months and a study of rats in that area was to turn out that rats where indeed carrying the deadly disease ? Am i incorrect ? your thoughts, please e-mail me

  2. ya i pretty much think your correct alastair jones there are around 2000 cuases of bubonic virus repoted edach year so it is quite the possibilty

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