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CFSPH Technical Disease Fact Sheets

PLAG_H2009 © 2009 page 1 of 8 Plague Peste, Black Death, Bubonic Plague, Pneumonic Plague, Septicemic Plague, Pestis Minor Last Updated: October 2009 Importance Plague is an important zoonotic bacterial disease, and a cause of significant mortality in wild rodents and rabbits.

What is plague?

What is plague? How can the general public reduce the risk of getting pneumonic plague from another person or giving it to someone else? If possible, avoid close contact with other people.

Plague

Plague 1. DISEASE REPORTING A. Purpose of Reporting and Surveillance 1. To assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cases. 2. To identify potentially exposed close contacts, health care workers, and laboratory personnel and to provide counseling.

PLAGUE

ODH-IDCM PLAGUE Page 1/Section 3 Revised 7/2011 PLAGUE (Black Death) REPORTING INFORMATION  Class A: Report immediately via telephone the case or suspected case and/or a positive laboratory result to the local public health department ...

What is plague?

3 What is plague? Plague is an infectious disease of rodents and humans caused by a germ Yersinia pestis. This germ is found in rodents and their fleas in many areas of the world.

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January 07, 2005 Page 1 of 3 PDF Plague Fact Sheet Q. How is plague transmitted? A. Usually by bites from fleas that are infected with the bacterium that causes plague ( Yersinia pestis ), although smaller numbers of cases occur following direct contact with infectious body fluids or ...

PLAGUE

Utah Department of Health Office of Epidemiology 5/18/2007 PLAGUE What is Plague? Plague is caused by bacteria, Yersinia pestis , which are carried by fleas that feed on infected rodents.

Bubonic Plague

NSF GK-12 Graduate Fellows Program NSF GK-12 Graduate Fellows Program Award # DGE-0139171 University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of North Carolina at Wilmington Bubonic Plague by Elizabeth Buda Department of Biological Sciences Activity aligned with the 2001 North Carolina ...

Frequently Asked Questions About Plague

April 4, 2005 Page 1 of 2 Frequently Asked Questions About Plague What is plague? Plague is a disease caused by Yersinia pest is ( Y. pes tis ), a bacterium found in rodents and their fleas in many areas around the world.

Plague

July 2005 Plague By Nisha Budhiraja, MPH Epidemiology Plague is an infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis , a gram-negative, bipolar staining cocco-bacillus.