Someone in Wyoming Caught the Plague From Their Cats

Someone in Wyoming Caught the Plague From Their Cats
(Solvej Schou via AP)

A Wyoming resident appears to have caught a serious case of the plague from their own cats, health officials reported this week. The woman contracted pneumonic plague, a rare form of the already very rare disease. Though the risk of plague in the U.S. and in Wyoming is generally very low, officials have notified others who may have been exposed and could need antibiotic treatment, since pneumonic plague can be spread from person to person.

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