Oregon teenager diagnosed with Bubonic Plague

A teen girl in Oregon has been diagnosed with the Bubonic Plague. 

She is the 16th case reported in the US this year. 

Doctors believe the girl became infected when a flea bit her during a hunting trip. 

The illness is treated with antibiotics and the girl is now recovering in a hospital. 

The plague is very rare. There were 17 cases of plague reported in the US in 2006, a record for this country. 

Wild animals like squirrels and prairie dogs mainly carry the fleas that transit plague. 

Dogs and cat can become infected as well. 

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