California resident test positive to new virus ‘Bubonic plague’

California resident test positive to new virus 'Bubonic plague'

According to health officials, a California resident has tested positive to a new virus known as Bubonic plague.

This was made known on Tuesday, 19 August as health officials tested the South Lake Tahoe resident  and the results came out positive.

According to the health practitioners, the resident may have contracted the virus from a bite by a plague-carrying flea while taking a walk with their dog.

In a press release, El Dorado County Public Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams,in regards to the positive case said;

“Plague is naturally present in many parts of California, including higher elevation areas of El Dorado County”.

It’s important that individuals take precautions for themselves and their pets when outdoors, especially while walking, hiking and/or camping in areas where wild rodents are present.”

The patient who was isolated and currently recovering after undergoing treatment.

Source: CBS News

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