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Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (bubonic plague) transmitted by touching ?

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Dr. Barry Stringfield
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Yersinia pestis is transmitted by the xenopsylla cheopis (rat flea)- the bubonic form. Also, it may be transmitted by inhalation - pneumonic form. Best to avoid individuals with the disease or areas of high infestations.
Pt's with the pneumonic form will require respiratory isolation.

In brief: No

Yersinia pestis is transmitted by the xenopsylla cheopis (rat flea)- the bubonic form. Also, it may be transmitted by inhalation - pneumonic form. Best to avoid individuals with the disease or areas of high infestations.
Pt's with the pneumonic form will require respiratory isolation.
Dr. Barry Stringfield
Dr. Barry Stringfield
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is transmitted by the bites of infected fleas.

In brief: No

Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is transmitted by the bites of infected fleas.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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