November 24, 2020

Dog Infects Humans With Plague for First Time in US

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A dog became sickened with the plague last year.

Four days later, the dog’s owner entered the hospital with a fever and a bloody cough that became worse over the next few hours, but an initial blood culture was misidentified, according to the CDC report.

As the patient’s symptoms grew worse, the test was redone and he was found to have been infected with pnumonic plague, according to the CDC report. The remains of the dog were also tested and were found to be positive for the plague bacteria.

Source: Dog Infects Humans With Plague for First Time in US – ABC News

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