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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bubonic Plague???

Holy crap you have to be kidding me............
The Billings Gazette:

LARAMIE - A house cat has died of bubonic plague, but health officials
say the disease isn't uncommon in Wyoming and residents need not react beyond
taking practical precautions in dealing with wildlife.

"Plague in cats is relatively common, especially in the southwestern part of the United States," O'Toole said. "In Wyoming, it is less common, but we have seen previous cases in cats. Infected cats have been associated with 23 cases of human plague in the U.S. in the last 20 years."

Who knew that *plague* was even still out there! Let alone in my home state! Color me naive but I just assumed that Bubonic Plague had been eradicated from the earth -- or at least from the U.S. but apparently not! Huh. Just shows that there *are* other things to be concerned about other than how Michael Jackson is going to revive his career.......... Sheesh!