In the United States, around seven human plague cases are recorded every year,
Bubonic plague is a potentially deadly disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
The man, who was in his 20s, died after being hospitalized, the New Mexico Department of Health reported Friday.
"Risk for getting plague is extremely low as long as precautions are taken," according to a statement from Colorado health officials, which also provided a list of safety measures that stressed the importance of staying away from wild animals.
In Mongolia, at least one person dies from plague every year, despite public health campaigns warning people to avoid eating or coming into contact with marmots.
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The plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria.
It is currently not clear how the individual became infected.
One swarm recorded was 37 miles long and 25 miles wide.
China's Center for Disease Control took to social media to reassure citizens that chances of catching the communicable disease were "extremely low."
Two doses of the vaccine protected mice, rats and rabbits against inhalational anthrax and pneumonic plague.
When the steppe peoples entered Europe in a bid to leave the plague behind, they would have unwittingly introduced the bacterium to entirely new populations which had never encountered it.
The skeletons are suspected to be those of plague and starvation victims.
A sacred ritual that involves exhuming and rewrapping the remains of relatives could be aiding the spread of the disease.
The plague outbreak is a powerful enemy that cannot be stopped easily.
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What is considered a medieval disease by many is still present in several African countries.