Boy dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan
BBC: A 15-year-old herder, who appears to have been bitten by a flea, has died in Kyrgyzstan of the bubonic plague. Officials say it’s the first case in the country in 30 years.
Authorities have quarantined more than 100 people. Bubonic plague is rare in present times, though it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages.
I remember learning about this during History class! The symptoms are down right nasty! I’ll never forget those...