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"Septicemic plague"

  1. photo Deadly <b>plague</b> spreading in ColoradoDeadly plague spreading in ColoradoNews
    people -- an outbreak unlike any in the past decade. Since 1957, Colorado has documented 60 cases of pneumonic, bubonic and septicemic plagues. Nine people have died since 1957. In the past decade aloneRead more

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Septicemic plague


Septicemic (or septicaemic) plague is one of the three main forms of plague. It is caused by Yersinia pestis, a gram-negative species of bacterium. Septicemic plague is a life-threatening infection of the blood, most commonly spread by bites from infected fleas.Like some other forms of gram-negative sepsis, septicemic plague can cause disseminated intravascular coagulation, and is almost always...More