Who is at risk for getting plague?

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.
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.