Oregon Teen Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague After Hunting Trip

A 16-year-old girl in Oregon has been diagnosed with bubonic plague. Officials believe she contracted it from a flea bite while on a hunting trip.
SMS

A 16-year-old girl in Oregon has been diagnosed with bubonic plague. 

According to the Oregon Health Authority, the girl likely caught the plague from a flea bite while on a hunting trip. Officials believe she’s the only one infected. 

The bubonic plague is generally found in the western part of the country in fleas and rodents and is usually contracted from flea bites.

According to an August report from the CDC, 11 human plague cases were reported in the U.S. this year, including an earlier case in Oregon.

Symptoms of bubonic plague include swollen lymph nodes, fever and chills.

Plague is treatable with antibiotics. The girl is currently recovering in intensive care at a hospital in Bend. 

This video includes an image from Getty Images.

Featured Stories
Chicago skyline

What Are The 2 Chicagos?

Donald Trump and Swedish flag

Trump Clarifies 'What's Happening' In Sweden

Japanese-Americans registering for work, under the Work Corps plan for evacuees

75 Years Ago: An Executive Order Sent 120,000 Japanese Into Internment

Now Watching
Oregon Teen Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague After Hunting Trip
Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More U.S. Coverage