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Epidemic Plague.

Fred G. Conrad, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Frank R. Lecocq, M.D., F.A.C.P.; and Robert Krain, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1174. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1174_2
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Although plague is not a common disease in this country, many physicians will not only practice in areas of the world where the disease is endemic and common, but the rapid air-travel return of military and civilian personnel from these areas may introduce an occasional case into the United States. It may be interesting and important, therefore, to discuss a plague epidemic which occurred at Cam Ranh Bay, R. V. N., in 1967. Plague has been known to be endemic in Cam Ranh City since 1906. There are a large rat population, numerous fleas, a dense nonimmunized civilian population, and



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