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Subcutaneous hemorrhaging occurs, causing purplish blotches on the skin.
Bubonic plague is a rare, contagious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, characterized by painful buboes in the axilla, groin or neck, high fever, petechial hemorrhage