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Protect yourself from plague
  • Published Date:
    6/24/09
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. Bacterial Diseases Branch.
  • Description:
    What is plague? -- How do people get plague? -- Common forms of plague.

    Plague is an infectious diseases of animals and fleas that can also affect humans. It is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. In the United States, human plague occurs in western states, particularly New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and California.

    Take these steps to reduce your risk of plague:

    1. Reduce rodent habitat

    2. Wear gloves

    3. Use repellent

    4. Keep fleas off of your pets

    CS120805

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