Around Our Area: Thomasville teen recovering from plague




Hannah Lindquist, 18, and her father Ben Linquist pose during a visit to Yosemite National Park, where Hannah was likely bitten by an infected flea that gave her bubonic plague. She is recovering at the family’s home in Thomasville. (Photo: Georgia Health News)
Hannah Lindquist, 18, and her father Ben Linquist pose during a visit to Yosemite National Park, where Hannah was likely bitten by an infected flea that gave her bubonic plague. She is recovering at the family’s home in Thomasville. (Photo: Georgia Health News)
Hannah Lindquist, 18, and her father Ben Linquist pose during a visit to Yosemite National Park, where Hannah was likely bitten by an infected flea that gave her bubonic plague. She is recovering at the family’s home in Thomasville. (Photo: Georgia Health News)

The first Georgia patient ever diagnosed with the plague is recovering at home after a week in a Thomasville hospital.

Hannah Lindquist, 18, probably was bitten by an infected flea while hiking with her family in Yosemite National Park in California, her father, Ben, told GHN on Wednesday.

Hannah, under doctors’ orders, will take a semester off from Valdosta State University, where she is a sophomore majoring in biology and pre-med, said Ben Lindquist, an attorney in Thomasville.

“Although still on Doxycycline [an antibiotic], medically Hannah is cured and is now in the process of recuperating and regaining her strength,’’ noted her father. “Thankfully, all Hannah’s tests have returned normal.”

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