Plague Facts (cont.)

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What are modern concerns about plague?

Concerns about plague include the potential for its use as a biological weapon. In fact, Yersinia pestis has a history of being used as a weapon. Historical examples include the catapulting of infected corpses over city walls and dropping infected fleas from airplanes.

REFERENCES:

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Plague." <http://www.who.int/topics/plague/en/>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Plague." Nov. 28, 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/plague/>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014

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