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Pestis

definition

An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.

synonyms

Pestis, Plague

UMLS

[X]Plague, unspecified, Infection by Yersinia pestis, Pest, Pestilential fever, Pestis, Plague, Plague unspecified, Plague, NOS, Plague, unspecified