A person from southern Colorado has died of the plague, the second person to die of the disease in the state this year.
A squirrel in Golden tested positive for the plague and the public is on alert.
The family of the teen who died after contracting a rare form of the plague talked about how difficult it’s been after his death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to determine how prevalent the plague is in northern Colorado after a 16-year-old boy died of the disease, which was possibly spread by fleas on his family’s rural property.
When a Larimer County teen came down with a high fever and muscle aches, his family thought he had the flu. But he was dead within days and the rare cause was only revealed later.
The “plague” conjures up images of a medieval disease which spreads with epidemic speed through a community, causing thousands of deaths. The modern facts are that while plague is a serious and often life threatening disease, only about seven cases are seen each year in the U.S. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about the disease.
A community in Larimer County is in mourning after a rare strain of the plague took the life of a teen. Health department investigators believe the boy contracted the plague from fleas on a dead rodent.
The Larimer County Health Department confirmed that a teen died from the plague earlier this month.
Health officials are investigating how a La Plata County woman got bubonic plague.
A Colorado resident is being treated for the pneumonic plague, the first confirmed case in the state since 2004.