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If I were to meet someone with the pneumonic plague, could I catch it?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The plague is usually bubonic (one catches it from being bit by infected fleas or rodents, and the bacteria infects one's lymph nodes) or pneumonic (one catches it by breathing infected moisture droplets exhaled, sneezed, or coughed out by an infected person or animal, and the bacteria infects one's lungs).
Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal.

In brief: Yes
The plague is usually bubonic (one catches it from being bit by infected fleas or rodents, and the bacteria infects one's lymph nodes) or pneumonic (one catches it by breathing infected moisture droplets exhaled, sneezed, or coughed out by an infected person or animal, and the bacteria infects one's lungs).
Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Plague is contagious by aerosol droplets.

In brief: Yes
Plague is contagious by aerosol droplets.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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