Features April 2011 Issue

One More Reason to Fight Flea Infestation

One More Reason to Fight Flea Infestation

Two Oregon residents (and their dog) contract bubonic plague, probably from fleas

In late February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report about two people who live in the same home in Lake County, Oregon, who were diagnosed with bubonic plague – the only two cases of the disease in the United States in 2010. Because bubonic plague is so rare in the U.S. – and potentially deadly – the victim’s county and state health departments, as well as the CDC, all participated in investigating how the patients contracted the illness. Eventually, all fingers pointed at a third member of the household: the family dog. More specifically, fleas on the family dog.

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