Young Girl Contracts Bubonic Plague While Camping

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM EDT

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Young Girl Contracts Bubonic Plague While Camping

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM EDT

A little girl is lucky to be alive after contracting bubonic plague.

According to a report from Colorado television station WUSA, the 7-year-old girl contracted the plague while attempted to bury a dead squirrel at a campground. Doctors are hopeful the girl will soon be able to leave the hospital, according to the WUSA report.

Watch video and read the WUSA report HERE.