Colorado reports three more plague cases, all had contact with dog that died

July 19, 2014 5:06 AM

4 0

Colorado reports three more plague cases, all had contact with dog that died

The investigation of the original case identified three individuals, each of whom had direct contact with the previously reported dog that had died of plague. They all had mild symptoms, were treated with appropriate antibiotics, recovered, and no longer are contagious. The initial patient, who had pneumonic plague, remains hospitalized.

The dog likely was exposed to a prairie dog or rabbit with plague-infected fleas in eastern Adams County.

Read more

To category page

Loading...