In the U.S., epidemiologists recorded outbreak of plague
50-year-old American from Oregon was admitted to hospital in critical condition. The analyzes showed that a man infected with the plague, reports The Herald Sun. As it turned out, the victim feeling sick after he was bitten by the hand (he tried to rob a mouse at a cat) on June 2.
For help, he turned only at the end of last week after developed a severe fever. Doctors do not know whose nominal bite – mice or cats – provoked contamination. The cat died shortly after the incident. Her body was sent for testing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Epidemiologists remind: plague – an infectious disease that affects humans and animals. It causes the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which can be found in the bodies of rodents and their fleas. Cope with the disease may antibiotics.
Have bitten men features the classic symptoms of the plague, and antibiotics to help him, said Karen Ergeyn from the local Health Department. First, doctors, based on symptoms, thought that he had the bubonic plague (swollen lymph nodes).
But now men are fixed signs of septic plague, at which bacteria multiply in the blood. Specialists are serious Infections, because the plague is different deadly. In medieval times, she managed to mow more than one third of Europes population.