Oregon cat contracts bubonic plague

06/9/2011 | Oregonian (Portland), The

A 6-year-old cat in Prineville, Ore., was confirmed to have bubonic plague after a lab test, according to the state's public health veterinarian. The contagious illness, transmitted by fleas to rodents as well as humans and pets, may include signs such as fever and swollen lymph nodes. The illness was last detected in the state in a mule deer in 2005.

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