Deadliest, Rarest Form of Plague Contracted Near Denver - Bloomberg"The message we're trying to get out is that the plague bacteria is present here in Colorado, and to take necessary precautions to avoid getting infected,"
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.
Stay clean. Stay safe.The state is working “to investigate the source of exposure and to identify those who may have been exposed through close contact with the individual,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in its statement. “Any individuals exposed will be recommended for antibiotic treatment."
it is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, and rather stunningly, he appears to have contracted the illness from his dog. "We don’t think it’s out in our air," House said. "We think it’s in our dead animal populations."
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