Case of human plague identified in Navajo County – FOX 10 News Phoenix


Bubonic pester bacteria from a client (CDC).

Human symptoms of plague generally appear within 2 to six days of contact and consist of fever, chills, headaches and typically a swelling of lymph nodes under the underarm.

Navajo County Assistant Manager Bryan Layton stated Friday that a male over the age of 55 was being treated for the illness amidst an examination into how it was contracted.

Human beings normally get pester after being bitten by an infected flea that is carrying the plague germs or by managing an animal contaminated with plague. Modern antibiotics are efficient in treating afflict, though the disease can trigger severe health problem or death without timely treatment.
The Navajo County Health Department motivated people to avoid rodent burrows and keep pet dogs on a leash.

HOLBROOK, Ariz. – County health officials in northeastern Arizona said a guy has actually contracted the human pester and are warning the general public to take preventative measures to restrict the risk of direct exposure.