early-phase transmission of yersinia pestis by cat fleas (ctenocephalides felis) and their potential role as vectors in a plague-endemic region of recent decades, the majority of human plague cases (caused by yersinia pestis) have been reported from africa. in northwest uganda, which has had recent plague outbreaks, cat fleas (ctenocephalides felis) have been reported as the most common fleas in the home environment, which is suspected to be a major exposure site for human plague in this country. in the past, c. felis has been viewed as only a nuisance-biting insect because limited laboratory studies suggested it is incapable of transmi ...200818541775
bubonic and pneumonic plague - uganda, 2006.plague is a life-threatening fleaborne disease caused by the bacterium yersinia pestis. the most common clinical form is bubonic plague, which is characterized by high fever and regional lymphadenitis. without treatment, infection can spread from lymph nodes to the lungs, resulting in pneumonic plague and the potential for person-to-person transmission through respiratory droplets. in november 2006, the uganda ministry of health received reports of an increase in bubonic plague cases and a possi ...200919629028
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