Clinical and epidemiological observations on an outbreak of plague in Nepal.

@article{Laforce1971ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and epidemiological observations on an outbreak of plague in Nepal.},
  author={F Marc Laforce and I L Acharya and G H Stott and Philip Sigmund Brachman and Allan Kaufman and R F Clapp and Nitin K. Shah},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1971},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={693-706}
}
In the autumn of 1967, plague broke out among hill people in western Nepal, a country that had not previously reported human plague. Two persons were infected from an active sylvatic focus at a grazing area 5 km from Nawra, the village where the epidemic occurred. The second patient introduced plague into the village where the rest of the cases occurred. Clinical and epidemiological evidence suggests that plague was spread both by the airborne route, resulting in 6 cases of tonsillar plague and… CONTINUE READING