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Plague

Plague is an infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The bacteria are found mainly in rats and in the fleas that feed on them. People and other animals can get plague from rat or flea bites. In the past, plague destroyed entire civilizations. Today plague is uncommon, due to better living conditions and antibiotics.

There are three forms of plague:

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  1. Plague (National Library of Medicine)  
    Plague is an infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The bacteria are found mainly in rats ... on them. People and other animals can get plague from rat or flea bites. In the past, ...
  2. Plague is a severe bacterial infection that may cause death. ... Plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis . Rodents, such as rats, carry the disease. It is ...
  3. Plague: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Plague/Start Here ... Plague ... Answers to the most common inquiries... ... plague, bubonic, black death, CDC, fleas, flea-borne, prairie dog, Yersinia pestis, Diagnosis, ...
  4. Plague: Maps and Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Distribution of plague, number of cases and more... ... plague, bubonic, black death, CDC, fleas, flea-borne, prairie dog, Yersinia pestis, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, Control, bubo, ...
  5. Plague From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    Plague is a priority for NIAID. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious illness or death. It ...
  6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Plague (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  7. Pneumonic Plague (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  8. Plague Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Important signs and symptoms of plague... ... plague, bubonic, black death, CDC, fleas, flea-borne, prairie dog, Yersinia pestis, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, Control, bubo, ...
  9. Plague Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  10. Plague Factsheet (Department of the Interior) - PDF  
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