This Plague that Killed Millions Of People In the 14th Century Is Now Back In Colorado

By Anne Cacherell

Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection circulating mainly in fleas on small rodents. If not treated immediately, it could kill the infected individual within 4 days. Bubonic Plague is believed to be the cause of Black Death that took Europe by storm in the 14th century and killed an estimated 25 million people, which was equivalent to almost 60% of the entire population.

Recently, a death case and positive fleas confirmed the existence of the plague in Pueblo County in Colorado. The person was the first Pueblo county resident to die of the plague since 2004. Residents have begun worrying about how far the infectious disease would go. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about the details and symptoms of bubonic plague.

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