Plague infection reported in Elmore County

 

An Elmore County child has been confirmed to have a plague infection and is recovering after receiving antibiotic treatment.

According to the Central District Health Department, person-to-person transmission of the plague is rare and this case was not a risk to others.

KBOI-2-TV reports, it is unknown where the child was exposed to the plague. According to the Central District Health Department, the child had recently been on a trip to Oregon.

The department says the plague has been previously found in wildlife in both states. Since 1990, eight human cases were confirmed in Oregon and two were confirmed in Idaho.

The plague was last found in 2015 and 2016 in ground squirrels in both Elmore and south Ada counties. The health department says no ground squirrel die offs or unusual behavior has been found by state wildlife officials this season.

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