What is the plague?

Also known as: bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis infection.

Plague is best known historically for killing millions of Europeans during the Middle Ages. The disease still exists today, but it is extremely uncommon in the US, less than 10-15 cases per year. There has not been cases of Florida reported Plague cases in many years. Plague is easier to treat now with common antibiotics than in the early 1900s when it was deadly.

Reviewed by: Dr. P Marcelo Laufer

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