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How many cases of plague occur in the u.S.?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Very few!

The plague or typhoid fever is very rare in the us.
According to the cdc approximately 5, 700 cases/yr and the majority are acquired while traveling to foreign countries (about 3/4 of them). In the developing world, about 21.5 million people are affected each year. Although serious, typhoid these days can be treated with common antibiotics.

In brief: Very few!

The plague or typhoid fever is very rare in the us.
According to the cdc approximately 5, 700 cases/yr and the majority are acquired while traveling to foreign countries (about 3/4 of them). In the developing world, about 21.5 million people are affected each year. Although serious, typhoid these days can be treated with common antibiotics.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 10-15 cases per year

In the U.S., there are about 10-15 cases of plague reported each year. The cases are usually from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Most cases are the bubonic type of plague.

In brief: 10-15 cases per year

In the U.S., there are about 10-15 cases of plague reported each year. The cases are usually from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Most cases are the bubonic type of plague.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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