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Plague MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Plague
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.400.310.980.390
C01.920.906
Unique ID
D010930
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010930
Annotation
Pasteurella pestis or Yersinia pestis infection only; swine plague = HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA /‌vet (IM) + SWINE DISEASES (IM) but do not confuse with African swine plague ( = AFRICAN SWINE FEVER)
Scope Note
An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.
Entry Term(s)
Black Death
Black Plague
Bubonic Plague
Meningeal Plague
Pneumonic Plague
Pulmonic Plague
Septicemic Plague
Yersinia pestis Infection
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Plague Preferred
Septicemic Plague Related
Pneumonic Plague Related
Pulmonic Plague Narrower
Bubonic Plague Related
Meningeal Plague Narrower
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