16 year old Oregon girl contracts Bubonic Plague
A 16 year old girl from Eastern Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague. Health officials say the believe the girl from Crook County girl is believed to have acquired the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip near Heppner in Morrow County, that’s about 50 miles south of Hermiston. The trip started on october 16, the girl fell ill five days later and was hospitalized. She is recovering at a intensive care unit, but her condition isn’t known. Eight human cases have been diagnosed in Oregon since 1995. No deaths have been reported.