If recent headlines are to be believed, the plague is making a comeback as cases have popped up in Colorado and Michigan. However, these sensationalized reports are obscuring the truth, as the plague is actually more common in the U.S. than you may think. So everyone, relax.
Attention has recently focused on a study of the genetic fingerprint, or DNA, of microorganisms found on and in NYC subways. Some genetic evidence of bacteria linked to bubonic plague and anthrax was found. Should New Yorkers (or anyone) be concerned about this? No.