What is the plague?
Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Yersinia pestis is found in rodents and their fleas in many areas around the world.

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1. What is the plague?
2. How do people get plague?
3. What are the symptoms?
4. How is it transmitted?
5. Can the plague be treated?
6. Is there vaccine available to prevent the plague?
7. Is there preventive treatment?
8. How many cases of plague occur in the United States?
9. What is the mortality rate of the plague?