Prineville, Oregon: A woman exposed to plague after being bitten by a sick cat

Posted on September 18, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

PRINEVILLE, OR (KPTV) – New lab results show a second person became infected with the plague in June after being bitten by a sick cat, health officials in Oregon said Friday. The woman was bitten around the same time as a Prineville man who became ill with the plague in June. He had tried to take a dead rodent from the cat’s mouth in a rural area outside the Central Oregon city. The man became seriously ill, but survived.
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