Bubonic Plague Pictures: Cat
Photos of Bubonic Plague Infections and Transmission
From Mary Kugler, R.N., former About.com Guide
Updated February 13, 2009
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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.