It's a case of the plaque that doesn't involve Rickards!
A Los Angeles woman is in stable condition after being confirmed as having bubonic plague.
The unidentified woman was admitted to a hospital on April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed the plaque and she was given antibiotics.
Although bubonic plague is not contagious, if left untreated it can morph into pneumonic plague, which is. Bubonic plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by rodents.