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

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7-year-old girl recovers from bubonic plague

The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.


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