It is the first reported case in New York in over 100 years, believed to be caused by some plague-infected fleas that had bitten the couple back in their home town of New Mexico.
Mr. Tull wasn’t as lucky as Miss Marker, slipping into a coma for 90 days. He also had to have both legs amputated after developing gangrene.
Tull stated that he survived because he’s “a tough son of a bitch.”
“God just didn’t want me,” he said. His eldest son’s wife was pregnant with his first grandchild. “And by God, I was going to stay alive to see that little grandbaby.”
The infection killed a third of Europe in the Middle Ages, so let’s say a huge thank you to modern medicine.
Nobody wants to be ‘bringing out their dead’ in this modern day.