Another case of pneumonic (respiratory) plague reported in Ascope Province, Peru

The total number of cases of pneumonic (respirtaroy) plague has increased to 6 with the report of a new case in Casa Grande district in the province of Ascope. There has been 1 death. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to plague by taking all necessary measures to avoid flea bites in areas where plague commonly occurs. Close contact with sick and coughing patients should be avoided.

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