2 doctors weighed in:
Who is at risk for getting plague?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Anyone in area
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: Anyone in area
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: Contact with rats...
Increased risk for getting the plague in the U.
S. includes: people who live in CO, UT, NM, or AZ, and have contact with rats or wild animals; people who live in overcrowded, unsanitary housing, with a high rat population; veterinarians or outdoor workers have contact with sick cats or other animals; hunters, campers, hikers in CO, UT, NM, AZ.

In brief: Contact with rats...
Increased risk for getting the plague in the U.
S. includes: people who live in CO, UT, NM, or AZ, and have contact with rats or wild animals; people who live in overcrowded, unsanitary housing, with a high rat population; veterinarians or outdoor workers have contact with sick cats or other animals; hunters, campers, hikers in CO, UT, NM, AZ.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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