ISIS Sending Deadly Infectious Diseases To America Through Refugee System
WASHINGTON, D.C. –
The CDC has released a warning for doctors to screen patients with flu-like symptoms for the pneumonic plague, after ISIS has threatened biological warfare.
The disease, caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis, most often is transmitted to humans through rodent flea bites or by handling infected animals.
Pneumonic plague differs from bubonic plague in its symptoms and the fact that it can be spread through the air rather than just by contact.