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AN 4323 Plagues and People

Impact of Epidemic Infectious Disease

Web Resources

Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, usually found in small mammals and their fleas. 

Humans can be contaminated by the bite of infected fleas, through direct contact with infected materials, or by inhalation. Plague can be a very severe disease in people. Check out these resources for more on the plague and other infectious diseases: