A case of human plague has been reported in the US state of Colorado, but doctors believe there is no serious cause for concern, the Denver Post said.
This is the first case of human infection in the state since 2015. It is assumed that he was infected from a squirrel. The patient has already recovered.
The plague has been present in animal populations in the state since the 1940s, local health authority veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Рouse told the newspaper.
According to her, the plague occurs mainly in rodents, but in some cases, it can be transmitted to other species, including domestic cats and dogs, and occasionally to humans.
Most cases respond well to treatment with antibiotics.
A total of 21 human cases of plague have been reported in Colorado since 2005.