Plague - Zoonotic Disease.

(Part 13, Zoonotic Diseases, VPE)

Plague - Zoonotic Disease

by Dr. Ripan Biswas, Department of VPE, F/O-VAS, of West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences.

Plague - Zoonotic Disease


Plague is an infectious disease caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria, usually found in small mammals and their fleas. The disease is transmitted between animals via their fleas and, as it is a zoonotic bacterium, it can also transmit from animals to humans.

Note: The following pdf is the VPE note of Zoonotic DiseasesPart 13 of BVSc & AH. *VPE- Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology.

Topics of the PDF file of 'Plague - Zoonotic Disease' :

Bacteriological Characteristics of Plague / Evolution of Yersinia pestis /  Overview - 3 types of Plague / Reservoirs and Vectors of Plague / Transmission of Plague / History of Plague / Plague distribution around the world / Pathogenesis of Plague.

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Previous VPE notes of Zoonotic Diseases are - Zoonotic Diseases IntroductionEmerging & ReemergingBrucellosisTuberculosis,  LeptospirosisListeriosisRabiesJapanese EncephalitisInfluenzaCrimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)Nipah virus Encephalitis, Ebola virus Infection etc. Hope the note will benefited you. Share with your Vet Friends and Family. For any query knock us. Stay tuned. Thank You. Happy Learning!