As if we didn't have enough going on in 2020, here comes "the plague."
A resident of South Lake Tahoe, California was recently diagnosed with the plague after being bit by an infected flea. The patient was walking their dog in the Truckee River Corridor/Tahoe Keys area, and was bit. The patient is recovering at home and is in the care of medical professionals.
Experts say that people should not panic, since the plague has been in the USA since 1900. The last time the plague reached pandemic levels was from 1924-1925. In recent years, the plague has only infected 1-17 people annually.
The plague can infect both mammals and people, via being bit by an infected flea or handling an animal with the plague.
One or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes.
The CDC says the plague can spread throughout the body if left untreated.
Experts say that you should steer clear of rodents, prairie dogs especially.
The experts stress that we shouldn't be concerned, because it is a very unusual infection. They do not expect an outbreak.
My Two Cents
Interesting that they say they aren't concerned and there won't be an outbreak. Didn't they say the same thing about Covid-19?
Folks, it's 2020, trust nothing and be prepared for the worst. I'm actually not shocked by anything anymore LOL!
I guess this month's big baddies have been fire tornadoes and the plague.
September, what you got? Stay puff marshmallow man? Asteroids? Aliens? New album from Nickelback?
Whatever you do, September, do not take Betty White from us.