Pet cat likely cause of US bubonic plague case

February 13 2024 - 1:42pm
Officials believe the patient contracted the bubonic plague from a pet cat. Picture via Shutterstock.
Officials believe the patient contracted the bubonic plague from a pet cat. Picture via Shutterstock.

Public health officials in the United States have reported a case of bubonic plague in an Oregon resident who they said likely contracted it from a pet cat.