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Couple Gets The Bubonic Plague, Husband Slips Into Coma For Nearly 90 Days

Undated handout image provided by Rocky Mountain Laboratories showing an electron micrograph depicting a mass of Yersinia pes
Undated handout image provided by Rocky Mountain Laboratories showing an electron micrograph depicting a mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria (the cause of bubonic plague). (AP Photo/Rocky Mountain Laboratories)

On a trip to Manhattan, New Mexico couple Lucinda Marker and John Tull fell ill with what turned out to be the bubonic plague. In what was the first case of Black Death in New York City in over 100 years, Tull slipped into a coma for nearly 90 days and had both legs amputated following a bout with gangrene.

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