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What is done to prevent the spread of black plague?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Good sanitation

In general, plague is prevented by eliminating rodents and fleas, especially in the areas where plague is known to be endemic (like the western United States).
Antibiotic prophylaxis (prevention) can be considered for people who are exposed to potentially-infected rodents or fleas.

In brief: Good sanitation

In general, plague is prevented by eliminating rodents and fleas, especially in the areas where plague is known to be endemic (like the western United States).
Antibiotic prophylaxis (prevention) can be considered for people who are exposed to potentially-infected rodents or fleas.
Emily Lu
Emily Lu
Answer assisted by Emily Lu, Medical Student
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Pasturella pestis

Is the infectious bug carried originally by rats within centers of abysmal hygiene in europe, prior to any understanding of epidemiology.
The potential for future plague is almost non-existent in modern countries, but realize that squirrels, prairie dogs, and many other wild animals may harbor fleas and could infect individuals. We of course, now possess potent antibiotics.

In brief: Pasturella pestis

Is the infectious bug carried originally by rats within centers of abysmal hygiene in europe, prior to any understanding of epidemiology.
The potential for future plague is almost non-existent in modern countries, but realize that squirrels, prairie dogs, and many other wild animals may harbor fleas and could infect individuals. We of course, now possess potent antibiotics.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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