Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado
The plague isn't just something you read about in medieval history books. This past week, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China. According to Chinese officials, parts of a city in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation after a man died of the disease last Wednesday. He was reportedly infected after handling a dead Himalayan marmot, a chubby rodent with a history of carrying the bacterium that causes the plague.