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Causes of Plague

Primary Cause of Plague

The primary cause of Plague is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious disease. Some subtypes of this disease are contagious - spread easily between people, while other subtypes are infectious - transmitted by a pathogenic organism.

Plague Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Plague:

Plague: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Plague: In the United States, health care workers report cases of plague even today, most of which are found in the Southwest. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID) ...more »

Plague: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Plague, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Plague:

Plague: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Plague: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Plague:

Causes of Broader Categories of Plague: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Plague as a symptom:

Conditions listing Plague as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Plague. Our database lists the following as having Plague as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Plague?

Causes: Plague: Yersinia pestis bacteria

CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID (Excerpt)

People usually get plague from being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an infected animal. (Source: excerpt from CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID)

Facts About Plague: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis bacillus. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Plague: CDC-OC)

Related information on causes of Plague:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Plague may be found in:


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