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Plague Transmission Through Inhalation

Inhaling droplets expelled by the coughing of a plague-infected person or animal (especially house cats) can result in plague of the lungs (a condition called pneumonic plague). Pneumonic plague transmission from person to person is uncommon, but sometimes results in dangerous epidemics that can spread quickly. This type of plague has not been seen in the United States since 1924.

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