Fact Sheet Plague: For Veterinarians, August 26, 2015

(2015) Fact Sheet Plague: For Veterinarians, August 26, 2015. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

It is caused by a gram-negative coccobacillus Yersinia pestis. This organism caused massive epidemics in Europe in the Middle Ages and was synonymous with Black Death. Today, the disease is rare, but the organism is still in the environment in sylvatic rodent species. In the United States, most of the recent cases of plague have been found in western states.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Plague, Healthcare, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 33000
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2020 18:38
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 18:38
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33000