Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Plague is a disease caused by Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), a bacterium found in rodents and their fleas in many areas around the world.
- Plague Facts
MDH fact sheet on plague, translated into 11 languages. Find out how you can get plague, how it is treated, and how it has been used as a terror weapon.
- CDC: Plague
CDC information about the disease, including geographic distribution, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
- Reporting Plague
Physicians in Minnesota must report plague immediately, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Infection Control
Droplet Precautions plus eye protection, in addition to Standard Precautions, should be implemented for patients with pneumonic plague. Patients without pneumonic plague require Standard Precautions.