If you’re living near prairie dogs, that’s where it’s a concern.’.. Colorado dog was key to U.S. Plague outbreak A Colorado dog last year caused the biggest outbreak of pneumonic plague – – also called the Black Death – – in the United States since 1924, scientists reported Thursday. Four people, including the dog’s owner, finished up contracting the uncommon and deadly infection possibly, Colorado public health officials reported. Their findings were released in the May 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal, Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report.However the demographic and socioeconomic account of old adults varies across subregions and countries, and within countries. Puerto and Cuba Rico will have more people over 60 than under 15. In the Dominican Republic , Costa Panama and Rica you will see at least 1 adult for each two children. Professionals suspect that metabolic and dietary illnesses among older adults, many of whom live in poverty, will become probably the most serious wellness threats in your community. The English-speaking Caribbean and the Netherlands Antilles will have among the highest rates of ageing in the hemisphere. Migration patterns in this region complicate the picture: Grandmothers frequently find themselves becoming major caregivers for grandchildren, as young adults emigrate for better economic opportunities; other older adults come back after years of working abroad to retire within their home countries, putting pressure on local social and health providers.