Young Boy Catches Bubonic Plague From Rodent

Written by Hillary Nguyen-Don
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Thanks to knowledge and modern medicine, humans have been able to survive diseases that would have been considered deadly in the past. In fact, it’s considered extremely rare for a person nowadays to get diseases like scurvy or the plague. These diseases are pretty much non-existent today.

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However, that doesn’t mean they don't still happen. A 10-year-old boy in Russia is currently being treated after getting the bubonic plague in the southern Siberian region of Altai. He arrived to the hospital with a severe fever and is currently in serious but stable condition.

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The seventeen people he may have been in contact with have all been put into isolation so that they can be monitored for symptoms. It is believed that the young boy may have contracted the disease after accidentally cutting himself with a knife while skinning a marmot.

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According to the Moscow Times, the plague has been recorded in the marmot population. In 2015, one teenager passed away after consuming infected marmot meat.

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The seventeen people he may have been in contact with have all been put into isolation so that they can be monitored for symptoms. It is believed that the young boy may have contracted the disease after accidentally cutting himself with a knife while skinning a marmot.

According to the Moscow Times, the plague has been recorded in the marmot population. In 2015, one teenager passed away after consuming infected marmot meat.

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