How Does Plague Spread in the U.S.?

A rare, deadly case of plague in Colorado has revived concerns about the disease
June 29th, 2015

The case of a Colorado teenager who died this month of a rare case of plague has revived concerns about a disease many people wrongly assume died out in the Middle Ages. “Rodents . . . are the reservoir and fleas that bite them can become infected and bite humans,” Dr. Michelle Barron, an infectious disease expert at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, told CBS News.
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