The first thing I hear at 6 O'clock this morning is that there is a case (possibly two) of bubonic plague here in New York City. It seems that a guy and his wife who come from New Mexico apparantly caught it from infected mice on their farm, and now they're here. First case in NYC in 100 years. Then, they say that it is not very contageous. If it's not very contageous, what killed a third of Europe in the 14th century? I haven't had time to research this on the web yet, but, could someone please clear this up? I be confused. Hopefully there'll be more info later in the day. Mike J.