A University of Chicago scientist has died from what is believed to be a rare plague like virus.
Officials with the university are tracking down anybody who they feel may have come into close contact with the scientist, whose identity is being withheld.
The last outbreak of plague in the United States was in Los Angeles back in 1924/25
Scary or what?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by desert_diva at 4:08 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
I think before we all start freaking out, it's important to note that the researcher that died was actively WORKING with this bacterial strain, when he contracted the plague. It will likely be contained, and dealt with, as they know the identify of this person, and through lab and hospital records will be able to "backtrack" to quarantine all persons who may have come into contact with this person in the weeks around his contracting this illness.
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