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How many cases of plague occur in the u.s.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
10-15 cases per year: In the U.S., there are about 10-15 cases of plague reported each year. The cases are usually from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Most cases are the bubonic type of plague.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Very few!: The plague or typhoid fever is very rare in the us. According to the cdc approximately 5, 700 cases/yr and the majority are acquired while traveling to foreign countries (about 3/4 of them). In the developing world, about 21.5 million people are affected each year. Although serious, typhoid these days can be treated with common antibiotics.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How many cases a year of the plague occur in the world?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
3000 per year: Throughout the world, there are 1000-3000 cases of plague reported each year, usually from Africa, southern Asia, and South America. There are an additional unknown number of unreported cases, as reporting is often incomplete in developing countries.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How many cases a year of the plague occur in the united states?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
10-15 cases per year: In the U.S., there are about 10-15 cases of plague reported each year. The cases are usually from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.

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