Death of a New Mexico man by Septicemic plague

A man who was in his 20s hailing from the New Mexico County has reportedly died due to Septicemic plague. The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports that man was from Rio Arriba county died after being hospitalized. It also adds that this first such death in the county this year and second in the state. Moreover, an environmental investigation is also being carried out to assess the risk of family members, neighbors, and community.

We all know the plague is a deadly bacterial infection transmitted from rodents. Since Pets are allowed to roam, there is every other chance that they can bring a dead rodent full of fleas. These fleas act as the major source of transmitting the disease. The health department secretary also added that the plague is highest during the summer months of the year, and therefore, it is important to take necessary precautions against rodents and fleas.

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The department has also enlisted necessary precautions to prevent plague ranging from avoiding dead rodents to safeguard pet foods from rodents and wildlife. You can take a look at the entire list here. We should also see that single mortality also took place back in 2015. Last year a single plague case of a 72-year-old man was also reported at Torrance county. Additionally, two cases in animals have also been reported in 2020 in a dog and a cat. These imply that cases are popping up now and then due to change in seasons and wildlife activity. As always, Prevention is better than cure; therefore, necessary precautions as advised is one of the simplest ways to avoid plagues in the future.

Source: NMhealth

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