Volume 25, Number 12—December 2019
Animal Exposure and Human Plague, United States, 1970–2017
|Category of animal interaction||Domestic animal, n = 154, no. (%)*||Wild animal, n = 134, no. (%)*|
|Bite, scratch, lick, cough||20 (13)||2 (1)|
|Skinning||0 (0)||54 (40)|
|Handling a sick or dead animal||29 (19)||37 (24)|
|Co-sleeping||31 (20)||0 (0)|
|Casual handling or touching||55 (36)||29 (22)|
|Other†||19 (12)||12 (9)|
*Interaction ordered from highest to lowest risk.
†Walking, feeding, or nature of interaction not specified.
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