Plague: Oregon Man Contracts Yersinia Pestis Bacteria, Cause of the Black Death

Now those damned Ren-Fair kids have taken things too far. Writes Timothy Stenovec at the Huffington Post:

An Oregon man is in critical condition after being infected with the plague, the Oregonian reports.

The man was bitten by a cat on Saturday, June 2, while trying to remove a dead mouse from the feline’s mouth, according to the Crook County Department of Public Health and the Oregonian. The man checked himself into a hospital the following Friday.

The Oregon Department of Public Health confirmed on Thursday that the unidentified man, who’s in his 50s, has tested positive for Yersinia pestis, the same bacteria that was responsible for the pandemic that decimated Europe’s population in the 14th century.

The cat, which was a stray that had lived in the neighborhood for a number of years, has since died. Its body has been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing…

Read More: Huffington Post

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8 Responses to Plague: Oregon Man Contracts Yersinia Pestis Bacteria, Cause of the Black Death

  1. PattiEFink June 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

  2. Zenc June 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

     Who tries to keep a cat from eating a mouse?

    • Brother June 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      he stopped the will of nature and paid the price.

    • AnnOhnn June 19, 2012 at 1:30 am #

       Better question, who tries to keep a STRAY cat from eating a mouse?

  3. Redacted June 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I blame Obama.

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      Obviously he used Kenyan Voodoo witch doctory.

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