The first human case of plague in the United States this year has been confirmed in a New Mexico man. The 78-year-old man is currently hospitalized, and his condition is stable.
Plague, a disease most commonly found in rodents, is transmitted to humans via the bites of infected fleas. It can also be transmitted to humans via direct contact with infected animals.
For more information on plague, including prevention, the CDC has a great resource on its website.