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Plague  Lesson 1
 General Overview

Plague Case Fatality Rates in the United States, 1970 - 1977

  • In the United States between 1970 and 1977, approximately 1 of 7 (or 14%) people infected with plague died.
  • Untreated Plague: 50 90% mortality.
  • Treated Plague: 14% fatality.
  • Complications and death arise mostly from delays in diagnosis and treatment.
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Page last reviewed February 12, 2007
Page last modified September 7, 2004

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