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How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yersinia/pasteurella

Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos).
High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess.

In brief: Yersinia/pasteurella

Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos).
High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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