Plague outbreaks in the past have been disastrous where domestic rats and their fleas of certain species were common. Plague has been known to occur in most parts of the world (Robertson 1923), and has occurred as human epidemics for many centuries (Dubos 1948).
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Allred, Dorald M., "A preliminary study of the distribution of fleas in Utah known to be capable and potential vectors of plague" (1951). Theses and Dissertations. 7611.
Fleas as carriers of disease; Plague, Utah; Fleas, Utah