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New Mexico Man Hospitalized with Bubonic Plague

A 53-year-old man is hospitalized in New York City with a case of bubonic plague. Health authorities believe the man acquired the rare disease at his southwestern home where 10 to 20 cases occur annually. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.
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