Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis)

Bubonic plague is a type of bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. a zoonotic bacteria, usually found in small mammals and their fleas. It is transmitted between animals from their fleas. Humans can be contaminated by the bite of infected fleas, through direct contact with infected materials or by inhalation. People infected with plague usually develop "flu-like" symptoms after an incubation period of 3-7 days. Typical symptoms are the sudden onset of fever, chills, head and body-aches and weakness, vomiting and nausea.

Related Journals: Microbes and Infection, Emerging Microbes & Infections, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology, Archives of Clinical Microbiology, Virology & Mycology

 

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