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How do people get plague?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bites or sick people

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).
Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal.

In brief: Bites or sick people

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).
Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Not common

You can get plague from a flea bite, that has been infected after biting a rat.
It's not except in some areas with very poor sanitation.

In brief: Not common

You can get plague from a flea bite, that has been infected after biting a rat.
It's not except in some areas with very poor sanitation.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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