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image1 Plague
(Pestis)
ICD-9 020; ICD-10 A20

Plague Description

Plague is a disease caused by germs called bacteria. It is usually passed between rodents, such as rats, mice, and squirrels, by the bite of an infected flea. The disease may be passed to people and cats by flea bites. People and cats may also get plague by coming in contact with animals that have plague or have died from the disease. Read more...

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Last updated March 24, 2011