By Julia CI was watching the news tonight & this pesky ailment is spreading via vegetables including carrots and lettuce. I'd guess if lettuce can spread God's punishment on the vegans, tobacco leaf could too.
This critter isn't just a food poisoning, "Genetically, the pathogen causing plague, Y. pestis, is very similar to Y. pseudotuberculosis. The plague appears to have evolved from Y. pseudotuberculosis about 1500 to 20,000 years ago.[" - Wikipedia.
Disclaimer: I'm not a public health expert; I'm a computer programmer who occasionally does stand-up. If you want to base personal health decisions on tips from me, can I also get you to help me get a considerable amount of money out of Nigeria?