|WHAT IS IT?
agent of plague, Yersinia pestis,
is found in rodents and their fleas.
HOW DOES IT SPREAD?
The plague bacterium could be disseminated by
aerosol, resulting in the pneumonic
form with the potential for secondary spread of
cases through respiratory
droplets of those infected.
Within one to six days after exposure, the first
signs of illness are fever, headache
and weakness, which can lead to shock and death
within two to four days.
Antibiotics within 24 hours of first symptoms.