Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 26th, 2002
The first death was reported February 11, and the fifth victim died on the 18th, said Manju Wadwalkar, an official at a hospital in Chandighar, capital of Punjab state. She said six patients were being treated but that no new cases has been reported in four days.
Plague is commonly found in rodents, rabbits and certain meat-eating animals, especially those in higher elevations. Bubonic plague affects the lymph nodes, septicemic plague affects the blood and pneumonic plague affects the lungs.
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