US man contracts plague
A man in Oregan, USA has contracted the plague after being bitten by a cat.
According to The Oregonian, the unnamed man in his 50s was bitten whilst trying to remove a mouse from the cat’s mouth.
After being bitten the man developed swollen lymph nodes which is a recognised symptom of the bubonic plague. Whilst in hospital, he developed the septicemic form of the disease that causes the victim to bleed from the mouth, nose or rectum. He is now in a critical condition and undergoing intensive treatment at St. Charles Medical Centre in Bend.