William P. Reed, M.D.; Darwin L. Palmer, M.D.; Ralph C. Williams Jr., M.D.; Alexander L. Kisch, M.D.
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Human bubonic plague in the United States has markedly increased since 1965, with 17 cases recognized in 1969 to 1970. Clinical features of all cases were evaluated. Nine of the cases were seen by the authors, and clinical details of the others were obtained from attending physicians. The source of human infections is sylvatic plague endemic in wild rodents of the Southwest.
One case was contracted through occupational exposure, four through recreation, seven near rural homes, three in rural hippie communes, and in two the source of exposure was unknown. All patients had fever, but in seven it was not
Reed WP, Palmer DL, Williams RC, Kisch AL. Epidemic Plague in the Southwest.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:829. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-829_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):829.
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