Man says he caught the bubonic plague from his pet cat

catThe Examiner – by Kelly George

A note to cat owners. An Oregon man claims he contracted the bubonic plague from his pet cat.

Fox News reported Wednesday, about a post in the Guardian, where Paul Gaylord details how his cat Charlie was missing a few days in the Cascade mountains. When the cat came back he had a mouse stuck in his mouth and was acting ill. When the owner tried to pull the mouse out, the cat accidentally bit him.  

The cat was suffering and had to be put down. Shortly after, Gaylord started to feel sick with a high fever, flu-like symptoms and grey, painful skin. His went to an intensive care unit, where he was diagnosed with the bubonic plague. Yes, it still exists.

He slipped into a coma. He awakened to learn he had developed all three stages of the plague: bubonic (the least lethal form, which infects the lymphatic system), pneumonic (which infects the lungs) and septicaemic (the bloodstream).

His fingers and all the toes on his left foot and about a third of his right foot was amputated.

To determine the source of the plague, the CDC dug up Gaylord’s cat and a lab confirmed it had been infected. The disease is carried by a certain type of flea that lives on burrowing rodents such as mice and squirrels.

Gaylord wrote. “I hope to make people aware of the illness. If you know the symptoms and what to look for, you stand a much better chance of surviving.”

5 thoughts on “Man says he caught the bubonic plague from his pet cat

    1. Yes I know #1, my cat is going to have to be a house cat I guess. He loves to go on the prowl out side at night too. I do not like how this sounds. it would be just like the PTB to weaponize something like this to use against us. Some real scary stuff for sure. 🙁

      1. Yep Digger … release of infected mice. It DOES sound suspicious. My mind cannot help but go to the conspiracy side in light of the fact that we are already being attacked with bio-weapons from above.
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  1. My cat stays indoors 24/7. She’s a 13-year-old, deaf albino and I just feel better knowing where she is at all times.
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  2. I’d really hate for anything like this to happen to my cat. She’s a beautiful calico that I rescued from my old church back in ’07. She’s a sweetheart. Her name is Angel. 🙂

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