The Chain of Infection for this plague involves the transmission of plague agent from a human reservoir to a susceptible human host. The transmission mechanism appears to be the fluid transfer that occurs during attack events. Examples include receiving saliva in a bite wound or the droplet spread to an open orifice during overzealous defensive maneuvers. At present, this plague is not considered zoonotic, though potential animal reservoirs should not be overlooked.
A transmission graph that tracks all known human reservoirs has been provided. The graphs allows for some basic interactions as decribed below:
Panning: Click/Touch and drag any empty portion of the graph to pan the view
Zooming: Mouse wheel-scrolls and pinching maneuvers on touch screens will zoom in and out
Information: Click/Touch a name to open that patient’s dossier in a new tab