A report has recently uncovered that a man from Oregon, unnamed, above 50 in age, has been suffering a severe condition after he, in seek of saving its life, has been bitten by a rodent.
The Crook County Health Department, which investigated the matter and conducted his tests, has told that the man has contracted plague.
The condition of plague is also called Black Death, the outbreak of which had first occurred in the 14th century, as per the findings of the report. It is being said that the illness had caused deaths of almost a third of the total population at that time.
While the disease is presently rare in Canada as per the country's Public Health Agency and affects 1,000 to 3,000 people each year. And its treatment is also possible with antibiotics, but it can prove fatal at many times.
It has been told that plague is usually spread over by fleas, which tend to feed on different types of infected rodents. The man but contracted the same while he was trying to get a rat out of the mouth of a cat on June 2. The reason being that disease is also caught by humans on coming in contact with such organisms.