16 Year Old Boy Dies From Plague In #Colorado

Posted: June 20, 2015 in Tech
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FT. COLLINS, Colo. — A 16-year-old who died from a mystery illness this month was found to have the Septicemic plague, according to Larimer County Health Officials.

The Poudre High School student, Taylor Gaes, was believed to have contacted the plague from fleas on a dead rodent or other animal in the Cherokee Park area. Gaes’ family has land there, near Livermore.

Health Officials warned people who attended the spreading of his ashes on the families ranch to be extra aware of flu-like symptoms.

“There is a small chance that others might have been bitten by infected fleas, so anyone who was on the family’s land in the last seven days should seek medical attention immediately if a fever occurs.” Larimer health officials said in a statement.

Source: [FOX31 Denver]

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