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Plague Facts (cont.)

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What are modern concerns about plague?

Concerns about plague include the potential for its use as a biological weapon. In fact, Yersinia pestis has a history of being used as a weapon. Historical examples include the catapulting of infected corpses over city walls and dropping infected fleas from airplanes.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014


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