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- noun a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
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Plague is a disease that mainly circulates among small animals and their fleas, however the bacteria yersinia pestis can also infect humans and is transmitted through a bite or direct contact of infective materials.