Plague: from natural disease to bioterrorism.

  title={Plague: from natural disease to bioterrorism.},
  author={Stefan Riedel},
  volume={18 2},
Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of plague, an enzootic vectorborne disease usually infecting rodents (rats) and fleas. Humans can become infected after being bitten by fleas that have fed on infected rodents. In humans, the disease usually occurs in the form of bubonic plague. In rare cases, the infection spreads to the lungs via the bloodstream and causes secondary pneumonic plague. Person-to-person transmission has been described for pneumonic plague but is rare in primary bubonic… CONTINUE READING
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