Prineville, Oregon: Man recovering from plague contracted from a cat

Posted on July 20, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

An Oregon man who contracted a rare case of the plague trying to take a mouse from the jaws of a choking cat is no longer in a critical condition, and has talked about his fears of losing all of his fingers as a result of the disease. The family of Paul Gaylord, a welder from Prineville in rural Oregon, released pictures showing his hands withered by the cell-killing infection and darkened to the colour of charcoal. Read article

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