Colorado House Cat Tests Positive For Bubonic Plague

Say it isn't so!! A house cat here in Colorado tested positive for the bubonic plague.

There are about 650 cases reported a year and mostly spread by infected fleas or exposure to fluids from a dead animal with exposure. Health officials believe the cat got the plague from a sick rodent, likely a rat.

This isn't the first time Colorado has dealt with the plague this year. In July, the state's department of public health said the plague had been identified in animals and fleas in six counties and a 10-year-old died "from causes associated with plague."

Tabby cat looking at camera on white background

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