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Does the bubonic plague still exist?

9 doctors weighed in
Mike Moore
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Plague is still present in the southwestern United States, as well as many other parts of the world.
It is easily treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early.

In brief: Yes

Plague is still present in the southwestern United States, as well as many other parts of the world.
It is easily treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Almost all of the approximately 3000 annually reported cases of plague in the world occur in African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zaire.
A few cases are seen in other parts of the world. The U.S. has 10-15 cases per year, usually in CO, UT, NM, and AZ. Europe has not had plague since WWII. Australia also does not have plague.

In brief: Yes

Almost all of the approximately 3000 annually reported cases of plague in the world occur in African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zaire.
A few cases are seen in other parts of the world. The U.S. has 10-15 cases per year, usually in CO, UT, NM, and AZ. Europe has not had plague since WWII. Australia also does not have plague.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
recent case in Oregon: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57452519-10391704/oregon-man-diagnosed-with-black-death-plague/
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