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What is the rate of incidence for bubonic plague?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Bubonic plague is the most common of the three types of plague. In the United States, the disease is rather rare and happens primarily in rural areas in southwestern states like Arizona and New Mexico. On average, about seven people in the United States get infected annually. This rate is much lower than in other parts of the world; an average of a little more than 500 people around the world get the plague each year.

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