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How is plague transmitted?
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Flea bites
In areas of poor hygiene/sanitation; where rats congregate, as it is the flea from the rat that transmits the yersinia pestis to humans.
Low income areas; those damaged by natural or man-made disasters.

In brief: Flea bites
In areas of poor hygiene/sanitation; where rats congregate, as it is the flea from the rat that transmits the yersinia pestis to humans.
Low income areas; those damaged by natural or man-made disasters.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Bites; air droplets
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).
The chances of survival without treatment is about 50% for bubonic, and zero for pneumonic.

In brief: Bites; air droplets
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).
The chances of survival without treatment is about 50% for bubonic, and zero for pneumonic.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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