Bubonic Plague outbreak not likely in South GA

Bubonic Plague outbreak not likely in South GA

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - As tests continued by the CDC Wednesday to determine if a suspected case of Bubonic Plague in Georgia is the real thing, the Georgia Department of Public Health said not to worry.

As of Wednesday, the Georgia resident suspected of having the plague had been on antibiotics for about a week.

Nancy Nydam, spokesperson for the health department, said it's not likely that South Georgians will have to worry about an outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in South Georgia.

"Bubonic Plague is not transmissible between humans," Nydam explained. "Human to human transmission doesn't happen with Bubonic Plague."

Nydam said it would be a few more days before the CDC test results come back.

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