Could one person get plague from another person?
Yes, when a person has plague pneumonia they may cough droplets containing the plague bacteria into air. If these bacteria-containing droplets are breathed in by another person they can cause pneumonic plague. Human-to-human transmission is rare and typically requires direct and close contact with the person with pneumonic plague.

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. How do people get infected with West Nile virus?
3. What is hantavirus?
4. How is hantavirus treated? Is there a vaccine for hantavirus?
5. What are common symptoms for hantavirus?
6. How and where does one contract hantavirus?
7. What is plague?
8. How do people become infected with plague?
9. Could one person get plague from another person?
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11. What is tularemia?
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