Diagnosing The Black Plague

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The black plague was once a very common disease in the 1300s. But is it still relevant today? The article I found claims that it is very relevant. The article covers a girl who got the black plague by bearying a dead squirrel. This all happened in Colorado, only two hours by plane. Think how easy it would be for her to have traveled to Minnesota and spread the disease. I’m not saying that you should expect it to come back, because it is till very rear. In the event that this disease does find its way into someones system, even if they’re showing symptoms, it may take a while for it to be diagnosed. Isn’t that a bit ironic? The fact that it’s so rare, makes it almost impossible for to be diagnosed. The information given by the CDC explains just how rare this disease is.

http://theweek.com/articles/472539/7yearold-girl-who-caught-bubonic-plague–lived

http://www.cdc.gov/plague/diagnosis/

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