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Colorado Girl Recovering from Bubonic Plague

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Sierra Jane Downing is recovering well from a case of bubonic plague at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, 9News in Denver reports.

| September 7, 2012

A seven-year-old Pagosa Springs, Colo., girl is recovering from an extremely rare disease that harkens back to a deadly epidemic in the Middle Ages.

Sierra Jane Downing is recovering well from a case of bubonic plague at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, 9News in Denver reports.

Doctors believe Downing contracted the disease while on a camping trip near Pagosa Springs. Her parents told the doctors she had been around a dead squirrel. Fleas are common transmitters of the plague.

Source: 9News Denver

 

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