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At least 684 cases and 57 deaths from an outbreak of the plague have been confirmed in Madagascar, with numbers expected to continue rising.
Health officials in Navajo County and Coconino County of Arizona confirmed that fleas tested positive for the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes the plague.
Reports have said North Korea has worked with biological agents like plague, anthrax, viral hemorrhagic fevers, and perhaps smallpox.
Deadly plague could potentially be released as a cloud above a city, killing thousands, according to bioterrorism experts
The CDC categorizes plague as one of the biological weapons agents of highest concern — along with anthrax, smallpox, and viral fevers like Ebola.
A case of the plague has emerged in Idaho — here’s why the disturbing disease continues to re-appear
This case of the plague, like others that appear rarely but with some regularity, is the same disease responsible for the medieval "Black Death." Plague is mostly spread by fleas that carry Yersinia pestis bacteria, which can cause the three forms of plague: bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic.
If you live in one of these states, you may be at a slightly higher risk.