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Descriptor English: Plague
Descriptor Spanish: Peste
Descriptor Portuguese: Peste
Descriptor French: Peste
Entry term(s): Black Death
Black Plague
Bubonic Plague
Meningeal Plague
Pneumonic Plague
Pulmonic Plague
Septicemic Plague
Yersinia pestis Infection
Tree number(s): C01.150.252.400.310.980.390
C01.920.906
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010930
Scope note: An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.
Annotation: Pasteurella pestis or Yersinia pestis infection only; swine plague = HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA /vet (IM) + SWINE DISEASES (IM) but do not confuse with African swine plague ( = AFRICAN SWINE FEVER)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 11362
Unique ID: D010930
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Plague - Preferred
Concept UI M0016945
Scope note An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.
Preferred term Plague
Entry term(s) Yersinia pestis Infection
Septicemic Plague - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0525276
Preferred term Septicemic Plague
Entry term(s) Black Death
Black Plague
Pneumonic Plague - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0016946
Preferred term Pneumonic Plague
Pulmonic Plague - Narrower
Concept UI M0016949
Preferred term Pulmonic Plague
Bubonic Plague - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0016947
Preferred term Bubonic Plague
Meningeal Plague - Narrower
Concept UI M0016948
Preferred term Meningeal Plague



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