The plague – yes, that plague – is back in the news. But it never really went away.
Anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 people get the plague every year, the World Health Organisation reported. But that total is likely too modest an estimate, since it doesn’t account for unreported cases.
Even by US standards, four cases is unusually low. An average of seven Americans get the plague every year, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported.