SANTA FE (KRQE) - The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the state's--and the nation's--third human case of plague this year.
The latest person afflicted is a 52-year-old man from Santa Fe County.
The two previous cases involved a 15-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, both from Torrance County. Both have recovered.
Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents and is generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas. it also can be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals including pets.
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