Asked in Conditions and DiseasesInfectious DiseasesBlack Death (Plagues)
Did the Bubonic plague ever come to the US?
June 01, 2009 3:31PM
No. When it happened in Europe there was no exploration happening, nor trade between the new and old worlds. By the time that did happen the plague was gone for the most part. Every so often a small animal here will be found with it and when that happens the area is closed off for a time and the animal destroyed. ==== Yes. It exists today in certain rural desert areas in the Southwest, where it is carried by rodents and prairie dogs, but it is not common.