It looks like the dreaded plague from the Middle Ages has made it all the way to Colorado, where its mission is much more serious than even hundred years ago: this plague will probably not kill us, but it will kill the rodents in our American suburbs. That is a much, much more scary picture. Think of all the nuts!
To get back to our subject, a squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague, because that is something that people do these days. Yes, they test squirrels for the plague. Anyway, after being tested in the serene little plagued town of Morrison, Colorado, health official have issued out a new warning, as if we didn’t get enough warnings from health officials these days. It appears that we are susceptible to getting the plague, and our pets are as well.
Humans can get the bubonic plague from lea bites, the cough of an animal that already has the plague, or through direct contact with either the tissue or blood of an animal that is infected. This information was made public in a statement by the health officials affiliated with the Jefferson County Public Health.
Health officials have also mentioned that the risk of contracting the bubonic plague is incredibly low as long as people take a minimal level of precautions. These officials have also given some tips to pet owners.
They are telling those who live close to significant populations of wild animals or have pets that showcase some symptoms of the bubonic plague, which include donning a medieval cloth and moaning in a spent-out voice “Bring out ye’ dead”, to contact the relevant medical authorities. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then explained that human plague infections sometimes occur in the rural areas of western United States, so this is nothing to scratch at.