Colorado Squirrel Tests Positive For Bubonic Plague
A squirrel tested positive for the Bubonic Plague in Morrison, Colorado, on Saturday. Local medical officials confirmed this. “The squirrel is the first case of plague in the county. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, and can be contracted by humans and household animals if proper precautions are not taken,” the county public health officials said in a press release.
Humans can be infected with the plague primarily through the bite of infected fleas, but infections can also happen through contact with infected animals. Of the animals often used as pets, cats are the most susceptible to the disease, and they can die if not treated. Dogs are less prone to catching the disease but they can carry the infected fleas.
In humans, the disease can be treated with antibiotics, and the symptoms include high fever, headache, chills, and nausea. There will also be a characteristic swelling of the lymph nodes, which can happen between two and seven days of being exposed. Early diagnosis is crucial in treating the disease. News of the presence of the Bubonic Plague is particularly horrifying to some people because it is the cause of the Black Death, the deadliest pandemic in the history of mankind. The Black Death killed anywhere from 25 million to 200 million around the world during the 14 Century.
The detection of the Bubonic Plague in the United States comes after it was reported that a man was infected with the disease in the Inner Mongolia region of China. There has been some alarm that this could be the start of another outbreak. China has been the source of the coronavirus, which is still spreading around the world and is causing deaths. It has also wreaked havoc on the global economy. On top of that, it is also the source of swine flu, which has the potential to disrupt the global food supply.
It seems that China is the source of pandemics and potential pandemics that can cause a lot of damage globally. There are a lot of factors why China serves as the breeding ground for diseases. Some have to do with the local culture others with the official government policies.