Colorado child dies of Bubonic plague Colorado authorities are investigating the death of a child implicated in the plague.
The identity of the 10-year-old has not been released, but officials say he died of a bacterial infection.
Colorado child dies of Bubonic plague The state’s Department of Public Health and Environment says the deaths are due to confirmed plague in animals and offspring in at least six counties.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people can get plague if they are bitten by a sick or infected patient.
Millions of people in Europe died from the plague in the Middle Ages, but the CDC says it can now be treated with antibiotics if caught early.