N.M. reports 1st human case of plague this year

08/12/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

In what is New Mexico's first case of plague in a human this year, a teenage boy has been hospitalized with the disease. The zoonotic bacterial infection is carried by rodents and usually passed to humans via flea bites but can be also be transmitted through contact with infected animals. The boy is reportedly in stable condition, and health officials are searching his home in an effort to prevent more infections.

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