2 doctors weighed in:
How dangerous is yersinia pestis when you go hiking on vacations?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Depends where u are
The risk depends on whether you are in an endemic area and if you are, the highest risk time is when a die off of the rodent reservoir occurs producing a lot of hungry infected fleas.

In brief: Depends where u are
The risk depends on whether you are in an endemic area and if you are, the highest risk time is when a die off of the rodent reservoir occurs producing a lot of hungry infected fleas.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Low on the list!
Based on the large number of questions on this website about Yersinia pestis, there's clearly someone out there who is very worried about plague! Plague is not a concern on a hiking trip, unless a bioterrorist decides to release the bacteria on your hiking trail.
This would clearly be someone who flunked bioterrorism 101.

In brief: Low on the list!
Based on the large number of questions on this website about Yersinia pestis, there's clearly someone out there who is very worried about plague! Plague is not a concern on a hiking trip, unless a bioterrorist decides to release the bacteria on your hiking trail.
This would clearly be someone who flunked bioterrorism 101.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
Thank
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