In particular, these areas include northern New Mexico, northern Arizona, southern Colorado, California, southern Oregon, and far western Nevada. Further afield, outbreaks of the plague have occurred in Africa, Asia, and South America. Since the 1990s, most cases have occurred in Africa, and nearly all cases appear in small towns, villages, and agricultural regions. What is bubonic plague? Bubonic plague is one of three types of the plague. It results from infection with the bacterium Y. pestis. Most commonly, Y. pestis is spread by infected fleas that live on small animals. Symptoms include fever, headache, and vomiting. People with the...
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