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Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by a bacterium named
Yersinia pestis. People usually get plague from being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an infected animal.
What is required?
Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratories
Health care providers and clinical laboratories are
required by law to report cases and suspect cases of plague to local health departments
immediately, day or night, after identification. Call 971-673-1111 to reach the state health department doctor on call.
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