Health > Diseases > Plague cases per million people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Number of reported plague cases. The plague is commonly refered to as the bubonic plague or the Black Death, however, these names are slightly misleading. The plague is any disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. The bubonic plauge is one form the infection takes, while the Black Death refers the high number of deaths caused by the plague in 14th century Europe. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.


1 Zambia 57.81 2007
2 Madagascar 30.51 2007
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.89 2007
4 Uganda 8.36 2007
5 Tanzania 1.43 2007
6 Mongolia 0.385 2007
7 United States 0.0232 2007


"All countries compared for Health > Diseases > Plague cases per million people", World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Diseases/Plague-cases-per-million-people

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