Not to be alarmist or anything, because the risk is apparently quite small, but, did you know we still have the plague? That’s right, the bubonic plague is still out there in the wild, and in fact, four people have died from it in the U.S. this year. For the elderly and young, where it’s particularly dangerous, special care should be taken in rural areas, or when handling dead, wild animals. But mostly, this author is just baffled that the plague still exists. Also, apparently that nursery rhyme is not actually about the plague, urban legend notwithstanding.