Yersinia pestis and the Plague Discussed in New Online Video

The IAQ Video Network produces another educational video about infectious diseases, indoor air quality (IAQ), pathogens and toxins.
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Oct. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses Yersinia pestis and the plague.

The bacteria that cause plague, Yersinia pestis, maintain their existence in a cycle involving rodents and their fleas.  The last urban outbreak of rat-associated plague in the United States occurred in Los Angeles in 1924-1925.  Since that time, plague has occurred in rural and semi-rural areas of the western United States. Many types of animals, such as rock squirrels, wood rats, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, chipmunks, mice, voles, and rabbits can be affected by plague. Wild carnivores can also become infected if they eat other infected animals.
“The plague can take different clinical forms, but the most common are bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video.  “It can be transmitted to humans through bites from infected fleas, contact with contaminated body fluids from infected animals, and by breathing infectious droplets from a person suffering from plague pneumonia. We hope this video helps to educate people about the plague and Yersinia pestis and how to protect themselves from this microbial pathogen.”

To view this video please visit:

To view past videos about environmental, microbial and infectious issues please visit:

This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health.  Sponsors include: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, and Legends Environmental Insurance Services to name a few.

To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network sponsorship opportunities, please visit or, email or call (602)510-3179.

About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries.  The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry.  They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.
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