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Bubonic Plague Pictures: Cat

Photos of Bubonic Plague Infections and Transmission

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Updated February 13, 2009

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Cats are highly susceptible to plague infection and frequently die of the disease.

Photo courtesy of the CDC
Swelling of the lymph nodes (called "buboes") under the jaw are common and prominent among cat victims of bubonic plague. Domestic cats are readily infected by fleas, or from eating infected wild rodents. Cats may serve as a source of infection passing on the disease to human beings in their environments.

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