Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Plague
How long can plague bacteria exist in the environment?
Yersinia pestis is easily destroyed by sunlight and drying. Even so, when
released into air, the bacterium will survive for up to one hour, depending on
Is a vaccine available to prevent pneumonic plague?
Currently, no plague vaccine is available in the United States. Research is
in progress, but we are not likely to have vaccines for several years or