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      • The plague disease, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is enzootic (commonly present) in populations of fleas carried by ground rodents, including marmots, in various areas, including Central Asia, Kurdistan, Western Asia, North India, Uganda and the western United States.
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    Jun 15, 2021 · Every hundred years, there seems to be a great pandemic, plague 1720, cholera epidemic 1820 and Spanish flu 1920. The pandemic Corona seems to follow the similar pattern like it took place before. In the era of chemical and bio weapon it is a common nature of people to believe in conspiracy theory.

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