Girl comes home from camping trip with the Black Death9/6/2012
When Sierra Jane Downing fell sick after a camping trip in Colorado, her parents thought she had the flu. Then, after the 7-year-old suffered a seizure and ran a temperature of 107 degrees, her parents took her to the hospital. In what now sounds like an episode of "House," doctors were dumbfounded, until Sierra Jane was sent to Denver's Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and diagnosed with the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death. Sierra Jane's mom suspects she may have contracted the disease from insects near a dead squirrel. Diagnosing physician Dr. Jennifer Snow says, "If she had stayed home, she could've easily died within 24 to 48 hours from the shock of infection." [Source]
Does this make you wary of going camping?