[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 25, Number 12—December 2019 / Dispatch
Animal Exposure and Human Plague, United States, 1970–2017
Stefanie B. Campbell, Christina A. Nelson, Alison F. Hinckley, and Kiersten J. Kugeler
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Since 1970, >50% of patients with plague in the United States had interactions with animals that might have led to infection. Among patients with pneumonic plague, nearly all had animal exposure. Improved understanding of the varied ways in which animal contact might increase risk for infection could enhance prevention messages.
Keywords: Plague; Pneumonic Plague; Human; USA; Zoonoses.