Denver man infected with deadliest, rarest form of plague

July 12, 2014 4:56 AM

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Denver man infected with deadliest, rarest form of plague

A Colorado man is infected with the pneumonic plague, the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. — AFP picCOLORADO, July 12 — A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.

It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The man, who hasn’t been identified, may have been exposed in Adams County near Denver, health officials said in a statement. While ...

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