Plague is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. It is a disease of wild animals, mainly rodents. Plague is usually spread from animal to animal or from animal to human by fleas; occasionally, human-to-human transmission leads rapidly to outbreaks.
Updated: 01 March 2018
You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.
If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.