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POSTED: 2:06 pm PDT June 11, 2012
UPDATED: 5:38 pm PDT June 12, 2012
PRINEVILLE, Ore. -- Crook County health officials said Monday they are investigating a probable case of human plague involving a man in his 50s who is being treated at a local hospital.
Contacts with the individual have been notified and are receiving preventive antibiotics, officials said. The man reported contact with a sick cat in his neighborhood, they added.
Crook County officials did not identify the man, citing patient confidentiality regulations, but a family member contacted NewsChannel 21, which then learned the Prineville-area man remained in critical condition Tuesday at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend. A family member told us he's been only given 30 percent survival odds at present.
Since then, human plague in the United States has occurred as mostly scattered cases in rural areas (an average of 10 to 15 persons each year). Globally, the World Health Organization reports 1,000 to 3,000 cases of plague every year. In North America, plague is found in certain animals and their fleas from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains, and from southwestern Canada to Mexico. Most human cases in the United States occur in two regions: 1) northern New Mexico, northern Arizona, and southern Colorado; and 2) California, southern Oregon, and far western Nevada. Plague also exists in Africa, Asia, and South America (see map).
especially if caught early.
Originally posted by Apollo7
reply to post by Komodo
We have some-kind of Flesh Eating Bacteria hitting Georgia and South Carolina.
Originally posted by yourmaker
no one thinks about the plague in a SHTF possibility.
or what about strategically placed plague?