TITLE

Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague in Uganda

AUTHOR(S)
Barry, Michele; Blackburn, Brian G.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Plague is a life-threatening flea-borne disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The most common form is bubonic plague, characterized by fever and regional lymphadenitis.
ACCESSION #
44834093

 

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