Bubonic Plague found
in Woman from Los Angeles
April 19th, 2006
Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague infected a woman from central Los Angeles area.
According to local health officials this is the first case of bubonic
plague in Los Angeles County since 1984. Bubonic Plague is well known
for causing killing approximately 25 million people in Europe from 1346
The woman was first admitted to the hospital on April 13th.
She was running fever and had swollen lymph nodes along with other
symptoms. A blood test confirmed the diagnosis of Bubonic plague and
was given antibiotics. The family members were given precautionary
antibiotics just in case they may get the plague.
According to local report on ABC 7 Los Angeles TV station, the health
officials are puzzled as to why the lady got infected with the plaque.
The health officials suspect that a squirrel in the neighborhood could
be contaminated. She may have been bitten by a flea that was carrying
the Bubonic plague.