7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from attack of bubonic plague

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7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from attack of bubonic plague

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Seven-year-old Sierra Jane Downing, from Pagosa Springs, watches while her mother, Darcy Downing, talks about her recovery from bubonic plague during a news conference Wednesday at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s in Denver. It is believed Downing caught the plague from burying a dead squirrel.

7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from attack of bubonic plague

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press



Seven-year-old Sierra Jane Downing, from Pagosa Springs, watches while her mother, Darcy Downing, talks about her recovery from bubonic plague during a news conference Wednesday at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s in Denver. It is believed Downing caught the plague from burying a dead squirrel.
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