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Can I still catch the plague?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes; unlikely in US

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.
Throughout the world, there are 1000-3000 cases of plague reported each year, mainly from Africa, southern Asia, and South America (plus there are an unknown number of unreported cases).

In brief: Yes; unlikely in US

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.
Throughout the world, there are 1000-3000 cases of plague reported each year, mainly from Africa, southern Asia, and South America (plus there are an unknown number of unreported cases).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes, but unlikely

Yersinia pestis causes the plague and can be acquired from animals that are infected or fleas that are on those animals.
There are still about 1000 cases per year in the usa.

In brief: Yes, but unlikely

Yersinia pestis causes the plague and can be acquired from animals that are infected or fleas that are on those animals.
There are still about 1000 cases per year in the usa.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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