Case of human plague identified in northeastern Arizona – ABC15 Arizona

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP)– County health officials in northeastern Arizona stated a male has actually contracted the human plague and are warning the general public to take precautions to limit the risk of direct exposure.
Navajo County Assistant Manager Bryan Layton said Friday that a man over the age of 55 was being dealt with for the disease amid an examination into how it was contracted.
People generally get plague after being bitten by a contaminated flea that is carrying the afflict germs or by managing an animal infected with plague.
The Navajo County Health Department motivated individuals to avoid rodent burrows and keep canines on a leash.