The coronavirus pandemic has not ended yet, another virus has started to haunt the residents of the United States of America. A man from South Lake Tahoe, California, has been tested positive for the black death plague.
According to details, this is the first case of the highly infectious disease in five years, said health officials on Tuesday.
In a statement, El Dorado County health officials said that the infected person was bitten by the plague-infected flea while walking his dog. The investigation into the case is still in progress.
To warn the presence of the plague, signs have been posted around South Lake Tahoe.
El Dorado health officials said,
“Plague is naturally present in many parts of California, including higher elevation areas of El Dorado County. It’s important that individuals take precautions for themselves and their pets when outdoors, especially while walking, hiking, and/or camping in areas where wild rodents are present. Human cases of plague are extremely rare but can be very serious.”
The infected person is under professional medical care and recovering at home.