Comment: A far greater threat is pneumonic plague.

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A far greater threat is pneumonic plague.

Dramatized in the 1950 movie, "Panic in the Streets," pneumonic plague. It is 90%-95% fatal and is passed by sputum. To compare, anthrax, another class A pathogen has a 20% mortality rate and Ebola Marburg has a mortality rate of nearly 100%. However, Ebola Marburg is much more difficult to spread.