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Offbeat Idaho child recovering from plague

21:46  13 june  2018
21:46  13 june  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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An unidentified child in Idaho is recovering after receiving treatment for the plague . According to the state’s health department, it is unknown whether the child was exposed to the plague in Idaho , or if the illness was picked up during a recent trip to Oregon.

A child in Elmore County, Idaho , is recovering after getting infected from plague , CBS affiliate KBOI reports. The Central District Health Department says it's unclear if the child was It's just the fifth case of plague in Idaho since 1940. The boy is recovering after being treated with antibiotics, KBOI reports.

a black and white photo: Bubonic plague bacteria from a patient, in a photo obtained on 15 January 2003 from the US Centers For Disease Control.© CDC/AFP/File Bubonic plague bacteria from a patient, in a photo obtained on 15 January 2003 from the US Centers For Disease Control.

An unidentified child in Idaho is recovering after receiving treatment for the plague. According to the state’s health department, it is unknown whether the child was exposed to the plague in Idaho, or if the illness was picked up during a recent trip to Oregon.

“Plague has historically been found in wildlife in both states,” a news release from the Central District Health Department said. “Since 1990, eight human cases were confirmed in Oregon and two were confirmed in Idaho.”

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A child in Idaho is recovering after contracting the plague -- a disease often associated with the "Black Death" that killed millions in Medeival Europe Since 1990, there have been eight cases of the plague in Oregon and two in Idaho ; the disease has historically been found in wildlife in both states

A child in Elmore County, Idaho is recovering from plague in the first human case of the bacterial disease in Idaho since 1992. Matt Yurus reports.

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The bacterial infection is rarely seen in humans, and is typically spread by animals or insects. It can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with an infected animal or flea, but person-to-person transmission is considered extremely rare.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), modern antibiotics are effective in treating the illness, but without immediate care the infection can cause serious illness or even death. Patients typically develop fever, headache, chills, weakness and painful swelling in the lymph nodes.

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