The plague is making headlines again.
A teenage girl in Oregon reportedly came down with bubonic plague while on a hunting trip. The culprit, as always, is a flea, which can spread the infectious bacterial disease from squirrels and other rodents.
This isn't the first time the disease that terrorized the medieval era has made a modern appearance.
In the summer of 2014, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China.
The Colorado residents were diagnosed after coming into contact with an infected dog.