What are the symptoms of bubonic plague?
As of 2014, approximately 10 to 20 people in the United States get bubonic plague each year, with one out of seven dying as a result of the infection, according to MedicineNet.com. The disease is typically transmitted through infected rodent or flea bites; prairie dogs in the southwestern United States are often infected with low levels of plague. Although person-to-person infection is possible, it is incredibly rare. As of 2014, the last case of person-to-person infection in the United States occurred in 1924.
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