First human case of bubonic plague in Oregon confirmed by health officials since 2015

First Case of Bubonic Plague Reported in Oregon in Six Years: Health Officials Advise Caution and Swift Treatment

The state of Oregon has recently reported its first case of bubonic plague in six years, according to health officials. This case was linked to a resident in Deschutes County who became ill after coming into contact with their pet cat.

Dr. Richard Fawcett, the Deschutes County health officer, stated that early identification and treatment of the disease present low risk to the community at large. No additional cases have emerged during the communicable disease investigation, indicating that the situation is under control.

The last human case of plague in Oregon was reported six years ago. Symptoms include fever, weakness, nausea, chills, muscle aches, and visibly swollen lymph nodes. Rodents such as squirrels and chipmunks are commonly known to carry bubonic plague in Central Oregon, but other rodents can also transmit the disease. To prevent infection, it’s important to avoid contact with rodents and fleas, including sick, injured or dead ones.

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