Boy Dies Of Bubonic Plague An 8-year-old New Mexico boy has died and his 10-year-previous sister was hospitalized after both contracted bubonic plague, the first recorded human being plague cases in the nation so far this year. New Mexico health officials did not immediately say Thursday how the brother and sister contracted the infectious disease, but they are conducting an investigation at the family’s home to determine when there is any risk to other people. Plague is normally transmitted to human beings through the bites of infected fleas, but can be transmitted by direct connection with infected animals also, including rodents, rabbits and pets. Symptoms of the bubonic type of the plague in human beings include fever, chills, head aches, vomiting, diarrhea and swollen lymph nodes in the groin, armpit or neck areas.‘Scoring shifts post-discussion were, on average, small in both settings. Discussion was important for at least 10 percent of applications, regardless of setting, with these applications shifting over the threshold to get funding or not,’ stated Dr. Stephen Gallo, an author of the scholarly study. ‘Small, but statistically significant differences in post-discussion scoring patterns had been uncovered between settings, including a reduction in the magnitude of rating shifts in the teleconference panels in comparison with face-to-face.