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PLAGUE
SN:
An acute febrile, infectious, highly fatal disease due to Pasteurella pestis, beginning with chills and fever, quickly followed by prostration, and frequently attended by delirium, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea; primarily a disease of rats and other rodents, it is transmitted to man by flea bites, or communicated from patient to patient.
BK:
DISEASES
RK:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES