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Oregon Plague Victim Loses Fingers And Toes

An Oregon man who nearly died from the plague in June has now lost his withered fingers and toes to the disease known as the Black Death.

09/19/2012

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Woman Contracts Plague After Getting Bitten By Stray Cat

A woman who tried to help her friend save the life of a choking cat also contracted the plague from the disease-stricken feline over the summer, health officials said Friday.

09/18/2012

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Lab Tests Show Woman Contracted Plague From Cat

A woman who tried to help her friend save the life of a choking cat also contracted the plague from the disease-stricken feline over the summer, health officials said Friday.

09/14/2012

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Oregon Man Recovering From Rare Case Of Plague

One look at Paul Gaylord’s hands shows why the plague is referred to as “Black Death.”

07/18/2012

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