Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Abortive Plague

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_5


Mild course of plague; Mild course of Black Death


Abortive plague is a very mild infection with Yersinia pestis . The patients develop mild fever and a slight swelling of the lymph nodes. Nevertheless, abortive plague induces the building of antibodies. Thus the individual achieves immunity against the other forms of plague.

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