Plague: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Plague: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={N. Stenseth and B. Atshabar and M. Begon and S. Belmain and E. Bertherat and {\'E}. Carniel and K. Gage and H. Leirs and L. Rahalison},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
The authors argue that plague should be taken much more seriously by the international health community. 
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