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Plague

Other Names: Black Death, Bubonic Plague, Pneumonic Plague, Septicemic Plague, Pestis Minor
Plague is a zoonotic bacterial disease that causes significant mortality in wild rodents and rabbits and can cause life-threatening respiratory and systemic disease in humans.

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  • Yersinia pestis

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