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IDAHO BOY CONTRACTS BUBONIC PLAGUE
IDAHO saw their first case of a human with the bubonic plague in more than two decades. A boy who has not been publicly named fell ill late last month and it was confirmed recently that his illness was, in fact, the bubonic plague. Luckily, according to a spokeswoman for the Central District Health Department the boy is doing fine. The cause of the contraction is not entirely known, he had went to Oregon recently and fell ill afterwards. But, in 2015 and 2016 it was found that ground squirrels in Elmore County which is his home, also had the disease, but no cases were directly linked to the animals. A human contracting the plague is rare with a heavy gap between the last reports which stem back in 1991 and 1992. The safest bet to ensure you do not catch the plague is to remain cautious and avoid direct contact with wildlife. If you have a headache, fever, chills, weakness, and swollen lymph nodes, you should seek professional help immediately.
JUN. 14, 2018