Abstract and Introduction
In December 2017, a dog that had pneumonic plague was brought to a veterinary teaching hospital in northern Colorado, USA. Several factors, including signalment, season, imaging, and laboratory findings, contributed to delayed diagnosis and resulted in potential exposure of ≥116 persons and 46 concurrently hospitalized animals to Yersinia pestis.
Plague is rare in dogs, even in areas to which Yersinia pestis is endemic.[1,2] We describe a case of canine pneumonic plague that resulted in ≥116 potential human exposures.
Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019;25(4):800-803. © 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)