Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Bubonic Plague Incidence

Facts about bubonic plague:

  • From 1980 through 1994, 18,739 cases of plague and 1,853 plague-related deaths were reported to the World Health Organization by 24 countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.
  • From 1980 through 1994, 229 cases of plague were reported in the U.S., an average of about 15 per year, with 33 deaths.
  • Two cases of the plague were reported in the United States in 1996.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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