Bubonic Plague From A Cat Bite

Chastisement 2014

‘I had collapsed lungs, my heart stopped and my hands and feet turned black’: Man who contracted the BUBONIC PLAGUE from his cat speaks about the ordeal that left him at death’s door

  • Paul ‘Steve’ Gaylord’s developed flu-like symptoms after a bite from his cat
  • Glands under the arms of Mr Gaylord swelled to the size of lemons
  • The welder, of Prineville, Oregon, was in a coma for 27 days
  • He spent nearly a month on life support as his family braced for his death
  • Symptoms included his hands and feet swelling up and turning black
  • Doctors discussed switching off life support machine before he woke up
  • Mr Gaylord staged a miraculous recovery from the deadly illness

By TOM GARDNER

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