Risk Factors for Plague
List of Risk Factors for Plague
The list of risk factors mentioned for Plague in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID (Excerpt)
rodents in certain areas around the world are (Source: excerpt from CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID)
Facts About Plague: CDC-OC (Excerpt)
Persons at-risk for plague are those exposed to rodent fleas, wild
rodents, or other susceptible animals in areas of the western United
States. Most cases occur in southwestern states: Arizona, California,
Colorado, and New Mexico. Other groups at-risk include hunters,
veterinarians and pet owners handling infected cats, campers, or hikers
entering areas were plague is know to exist. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Plague: CDC-OC)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Plague are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Plague
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Plague.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Plague.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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