•originated in China
• 2.2 million deaths
Without prompt treatment, plague is nearly 100% fatal.
There is NO FDA approved vaccine.
• 36,876 confirmed cases of plague
• 2,847 deaths reported to WHO
• Started Aug 2017
• Expanded rapidly
• 2/3rd cases transmitted person-to-person as pneumonic plague, the most dangerous form of the disease
• 221 die (total pop ~22+M)
Rodents in Oregon have tested positive.
Bath/treat your pets
Don't handle rodents
Keep your pets away from rodents
•headaches and weakness
•lymph nodes swell in the groin, armpit or neck
Do not wait to be treated!