BEND, Oregon — Public well being officers in Oregon have reported a case of bubonic plague in a neighborhood resident who they mentioned doubtless contracted it from a pet cat.
All shut contacts of the particular person and the cat have been contacted and supplied medicine, Dr. Richard Fawcett, the well being officer for Deschutes County, mentioned in a press release final week.
The county mentioned Wednesday the case was recognized and handled in its early phases and poses little threat to the group.
Signs of bubonic plague embody the sudden onset of fever, nausea, weak point, chills and muscle aches, county well being companies mentioned. Signs start two to eight days after publicity to an contaminated animal or flea.
Bubonic plague can result in bloodstream and lung infections if it isn’t recognized early. These types of the illness are extra extreme and troublesome to deal with.
The final time Oregon reported a case of bubonic plague was 2015.
This story has been up to date to appropriate that the report was from Wednesday, Feb. 7, not Monday, Feb. 12.