No, really. Just found this story on Yahoo! News:
A case of bubonic plague has been reported in the second largest US city of Los Angeles for the first time in 22 years, health officials said.
An unidentified woman came down last week with symptoms of the disease, known as the Black Death when it devastatingly swept across Europe in the 14th century.
Health officials said they believed the infected woman, who remains hospitalised, was exposed to fleas in the area around her house and stressed that the likelihood of a spread of the rare disease was very unlikely.