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Bubonic plague

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    25th Jul, 2020
  • It is a rare but serious zoonotic disease.
  • It is one of the three plagues caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis.
  • The other two being Septicaemia plague and Pneumonic plague.
  • It is caused by a bacterial infection and transmitted by fleas from rodents.
  • It mainly results from the bite of an infected flea, and also from exposure to the body fluids from a dead plague-infected animal.
  • Bubonic plague is also known as ‘Black Death.

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