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)
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?
Yersinia pestis bacteria
CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID (Excerpt)
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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